Tuesday, June 21, 2005

World's cheapest PC ?

Bangalore-based Encore and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) join hands to create a computer that costs Rs 10,000 (USD 232/- ) to Rs 20,000. Will this be the world's most successful cheap PC?

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Some features of this computer
*Built-in local language - would be available initially in Kannada, Marathi and Hindi. Soon Telugu and Tamil would be added to that list.

*There is no hard disk. Instead it would thrive on in-built memory. There is always an option to plug in what is called memory cards to add on to the storage prowess.

* You can't play games or do high-speed computing (These are not the target users)

* The target group includes households, small shops, lawyers and chartered accountants, field staff or pharma , insurance and related firms. It could also be a nurse's aide and can be used as an e-book by small educational institutions.


At 1:23 AM, Blogger Thoughtcurry said...

Look at the Simputer(google it) project. That was also a revolutionary idea. Also MIT Media Lab has decided to come out with a 100$ computer.

At 8:16 AM, Blogger Anuj said...

Hey Boy congrats ..just saw u in the papers !! Wish u had come for our ACE Quiz..it wuld have been a better competition :) Also I am sure unlike others u wuld have donated some money back to us out of the prize money :)


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