$10 Laptops, Now We’re Talkin’

I have been saying that school must eliminate the heavy duty hardware (replete with tech support problems) in favor of some kind of portable nearly disposable device providing 1:1 access to the internet for students. It seems India is ahead of the curve on this innovation. Read on and let’s look for future developments pending the release of these devices.
clipped from www.indianexpress.com

Indian Express

$10 laptops on anvil for students
Express news service Posted online: Jan 30, 2009 at 2243 hrs
New Delhi : The Human Resource Development Ministry is in the final stages of bringing out a $10- $20 low power device to take the laptop right into the villages and into the hands of practically every student across the country.

The HRD Ministry on Thursday said a prototype for the same has been created and talks are on with manufacturers like Intel to develop the device that will come equipped with wi-fi and LAN facilities, expandable memory, and a variet

The HRD Ministry on Thursday said a prototype for the same has been created and talks are on with manufacturers like Intel to develop the device that will come equipped with wi-fi and LAN facilities, expandable memory, and a variety of other features. The ministry wants to go into the commercial market with the device and the first set of these ultra low cost laptops are expected to roll out by middle of this year.

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