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Jeevaraj jeevas.72 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 07:19:44 EDT 2010

*Rs.1500 Laptop*
Posted By iCBSE On July 23, 2010 (10:06 am) In CBSE
Rs.1500 Laptop announced for India

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By 2011, the newbies who wish to try their hands on computers would get
funding of 50 percent on the purchase of each product. The Government of
India has planned to reduce the price of the computer by Rs.4800. This
initiative is undertaken as an element of National Mission on Education
through Information and Communication Technology. It is an effort to offer
the high definition interactive education.

The Centre purports that these laptops would be offered at such a low price
because they are a source of spreading literacy via technological methods.
This mode of education would help create the awareness among the masses. The
laptops are really going to see a huge drop in price.

Under the National Mission on Education through Information and
Communication Technology (NMEICT), connectivity is projected to be offered
to 504 universities <http://www.icbse.com/universities/> and 25,000
colleges<http://www.icbse.com/colleges/>throughout India.

It has the following features:

   - It has single unit system which has a touch screen.
   - It has a keyboard which is in-built.
   - It consists of 2 GB RAM memory.
   - It comprises of wifi connectivity and USB port.
   - It is operated by a 2 watt system so that it can even perform in areas
   where power supply is low.
   - The laptop uses Linux system.

This project was a result of discussions on this project with a group of
experts at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT
Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay by the human resource development
ministry. The human resource development ministry would send out these
laptops. This product is expected to bring bright prospect for learners.

Initially, when the low priced laptop were being planned to introduce, the
officials ruled out that its price would be around Rs.500. But, now it would
be almost three times the price that was estimated earlier.

The Rs.1500 Laptop <http://www.icbse.com/rs-1500-laptop/> has additional
features such as:

   - Video web conferencing facility,
   - Multimedia content viewer for example pdf, jpeg, zip, etc,
   - Computing capabilities such as Open Office, SciLab and
   - Internet browsing with flash plug-in, JavaScript.

Though, it is priced low, there may be some drawbacks such as the gadget may
not be larger than normal laptop. The other drawback that the laptop has is
that it does not have a hard disc. But, even this can be resolved as the
add-on memory can be utilized in the laptop. Though, the computer lacks high
capacity of memory but a user can take additional memories.

The project of launching this product is running successfully and it would
be available to students, about after five to six months. It is been
reported that this low cost laptop would be low in price but the final price
of the product would be determined depending upon the transportation cost.

The Rs.1500 Laptop would be seeing a great deal of success and the
expectations are already high that this would be popular. The launching this
laptop at Rs.1500 is seen as one of the major steps which would be taken to
brighten the future of Indian students.

Article taken from CBSE - http://www.icbse.com
URL to article: http://www.icbse.com/2010/rs-1500-laptop-india/


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