Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cheap Computers Give Students Access

in India...

The Apple iPad is not inexpensive. The price of an iPad starts at $499. India has announced a new computer prototype which will cost only $35 and eventually will coat only $10 to purchase.
India has unveiled a $35 computer prototype as part of its program to provide connectivity to its students and teachers at affordable prices.

Kapil Sibal, the country's human resources development minister, displayed what he called a low-cost computing and access device in New Delhi on Thursday.

The ministry said the price would gradually fall to $10 apiece.

India said connectivity to all its colleges and universities is key to achieving its education goals.

"The aim is to reach such devices to the students of colleges and universities, and to provide these institutions a host of choices of low-cost access devices around Rs 1,500 [$35] or less in near future," the human resources ministry said at the launch of the computer.


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