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Indian Company Shows off Rs 10,000 Laptop
Contributed by: G3nu1n3, at 5/12/2005 08:51:00 AM.

A computer, a mobile one, for Rs.10,000?

A Bangalore-based company on Tuesday announced the development of such a system under a project sponsored by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is expected to be available commercially in three months.

Now here is the catch ....

It will have no hard disk but will have built-in memory and facility to plug in memory cards for any storage over and above that provided for in the built-in memory. It will not have games. High-speed computing is ruled out. The reasoning is that "while adding to the cost, these are of no use to many users.''

The main aim, Mr. Deshpande said, was to develop a system that was affordable and provided the essential features, "without the unnecessary fluff of the conventional systems.'' The target audience is households, small shops, professionals such as lawyers and chartered accountants, and field staff of pharmaceutical, insurance and other industries. It could be used as e-book readers by educational institutions, for telemedicine and as a nurse's aide.

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I wont buy it even for Rs 10,000 ... will you ?


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1 Comments:

  • Cheaters! :)

    They're are making a thin-client, PERIOD!

    Thin-Notebooks are already available in the market, for-instance my previous company makes NetBook which you can buy for cheap

    By Blogger Faraz, at 5/12/2005 06:15:00 PM  

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