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India Brings Its Own Low Cost Laptop

As part of a plan to update technology in Indian schools and colleges, the country is set to unveil its own low-cost laptop, the BBC reports.

It’s due to be introduced today at Triupati, Andrha Pradesh, as the central pillar of India’s National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technologies, and will stand as a competitor to similar machines from One Laptop Per Child and Intel, both of whom offer low-cost laptops. It was developed at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.

Few details were available, but the laptop will reportedly have 2GB of memory and a wireless connection. Corrected transcripts of the speech about the computer say it will cost $100, not the $10 originally stated, although that’s still a lot cheaper than the competition.

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