India unveils ‘laptop’ costing $35

India has come up with the world’s cheapest “laptop”, a touchscreen computing device that costs $35 (£23).India’s human resource development minister Kapil Sibal this week unveiled the low-cost computing device that is designed for students, saying his department had started talks with global manufacturers to start mass production.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/23/india-unveils-cheapest-laptopAlso see:India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer [AP]
It looks like an iPad, only it’s 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux operating system-based computer would be the latest in a string of “world’s cheapest” innovations to hit the market out of India, which is home to the 100,000 rupee ($2,127) compact Nano car, the 749 rupees ($16) water purifier and the $2,000 open-heart surgery.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/23/AR2010072301495.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/india-develops-35dollar-laptop-for-schools-20100723-10p32.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/india-develops-35dollar-laptop-for-schools-20100723-10p32.html

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