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India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

An Indian laptop priced at just Rs. 1,500 and touted as the world's cheapest will come as a godsend for students for whom it has been specifically designed. (Photo: AP / Text: IANS)

India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

The laptop, has all the basic features, including a built-in key board, a 2 GB RAM memory, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports and is powered by a 2-watt system for use in power deficit areas. (Text: IANS)

India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

The seven and nine inch Linux-based touchscreen gadget can also be run on solar power, besides the battery operated system.(Text: IANS)

India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

The computing device will support functions like video web conferencing facility, and multimedia content viewing.(Text: IANS)

India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

Teams of experts, students and professors drawn from the Indian Institutes of Technology at Kharagpur, Kanpur, Chennai and Mumbai and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, offered their skills and expertise to bring out the device with the HRD ministry.(Text: IANS)

India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

The low-cost computer fulfills a mission of the union government to provide e-content free to learners under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology.(Text: IANS)

India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

The HRD ministry undertook the initiative to develop the computer after meeting with lukewarm response from corporates, by crystallising the concept with the help of a group of IIT professors.(Text: IANS)

India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

One motherboard was reportedly designed by a student of Vellore Institute of Technology under his B.Tech project and was fabricated at IIT Kanpur. The cost had worked out to Rs. 2,209.(Text: IANS)

India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

Thereafter, the processes of customisation helped reduce the price of the computing device. (Text: IANS)

India develops world's cheapest laptop

India develops world

The device is likely to be available next year.(Text: IANS)

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