10-dollar-laptopIndian officials formally unveiled their plans to create a $10 laptop today. And by unveiled, I mean they gave the project a name and confirmed everything that was already revealed last week but failed to produce a prototype or even a picture of a mockup stored in someone’s closet.

The laptop will reportedly cost closer to $20 at launch, but the time it goes into production in six months, officials are hoping to bring the price down to $10. The machine will be called the Sakshat laptop, and it will have 2GB of storage, built in WiFi and Ethernet, and it will use just 2 watts of electricity. And it may or may not be real. Information Week reports that some Indian critics have noted that the announcement comes shortly before elections, and $10 laptops developed by the government sure sounds like a nice campaign promise.

via Gizmodo

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2 replies on “India’s $10 laptop inches closer to reality”

  1. Photos have leaked out. No screen and no keyboard. How is this a laptop?

  2. “The machine will be called the Sakshat laptop” Does that translate to “bag of poop”?

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