HRD hopes to make $10 laptops a reality-India-The Times of India

HRD hopes to make $10 laptops a reality-India-The Times of India:
Having rejected Nicholas Negroponte’s offer of $100 laptops for schoolchildren, HRD ministry’s idea to make laptops at $10 is firmly taking shape with two designs already in and public sector undertaking Semiconductor Complex evincing interest to be a part of the project.

So far, the cost of one laptop, after factoring in labour charges, is coming to $47 but the ministry feels the price will come down dramatically considering the fact that the demand would be for one million laptops. “The cost is encouraging and we are hopeful it would come down to $10. We would also look into the possibility of some Indian company manufacturing the parts,” an official said.

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this is the way one laptop per child should be….

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  1. Rochelle says:

    Wow, 10 bucks! Still no word in there about content or training, however. I’m working on the content angle, I’m working on it. Doing a little consciousness-raising on the subject among my people in a couple of weeks.