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World's Cheapest Touch Screen Computer: $35

     
3:45 pm on Jul 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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World's Cheapest Touch Screen Computer: $35 [uk.reuters.com]
India has come up with the world's cheapest "laptop," a touch-screen computing device that costs $35.

India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal this week unveiled the low-cost computing device that is designed for students, saying his department had started talks with global manufacturers to start mass production.


Even if you have no HD and next to no computing power, it's still a crazy low price.
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Quite amazing, really. This probably is the collective cost of building blocks that have become commodities, not the selling price of a product built out of next-gen components squeezed into a tiny designer case with a large marketing budget.

Sibal said the Linux based computing device was expected to be introduced to higher education institutions from 2011 but the aim was to drop the price further to $20 and ultimately to $10.

That's less than the price of a copy of "Grand Theft Auto". I hope some of India's progress spills over to here.