$10 Laptop Coming Februrary 3rd...to India
Get ready, India's $10 laptop is set for its first unveiling on February 3rd. Ok, so it's not quite $10... $20 actually, but that's far better than the $100 some were estimating. It's also much better than the $200 per OLPC XO deal that Negroponte wanted to reportedly charge the Indian government more than two years ago -- an offer rejected by officials with a promise to young Indians to do it better and for less. According to some reports (we can't find anything official), the laptop will feature 2GB of memory, Wi-Fi, fixed Ethernet, expandable memory, and consume just 2 watts of power. The Devil's in the details, they say, but with any luck, India will be swimming in cheap silicon within the next 6 months if the project can keep to schedule... that's a big IF. The laptop is aimed at Indian students, for now, but there's no word on whether it will be available any time soon to the wider public, either in India, or anywhere else.
[Via TechTicker, image courtesy of FMCKids]
Read -- Unofficial specs
Read -- February 3rd unveiling