Sakshat Tablet Hits The Market

By Reema, Gaea News Network
Monday, January 10, 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- HCL Technologies limited has launched its much awaited and perhaps the cheapest computer, Sakshat Tablet, worth $35 today. Last year, it was the HRD minister Kapil Sibbal, who was featured in its promotions, and today it has hit the market.

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This cheap laptop is based on the famous and quite popular Google Android Operating system, with screen sizes that would vary from 5 inch to 10 inch. It would have a random Access memory of 2GB, apart from other features like web conferencing, fast internet surfing, Video playback, Media Player, WiFi camera, USB connectivity and PDF reader unzip. It consumes only 2 watts. Sakshat Tablet was developed as part of the National Mission on Education. It aims to incorporate and promote information and communication technology, by means of connecting more than 400 universities and 25,000 colleges. The Sakshat Portal would facilitate the e-learning programs. Sakshat Tablet would empower this noble mission a step further, and prove the sincerity of this mission, as for the first time in India, a laptop would be available at a such a low cost, that would be affordable to the students hailing from the middle range income groups.

Although at the first phase HCL will manufacture only 100,000 pieces of Sakshat Tablet, the Indian Government would invest yet another Rs 300 million, for the project, in order to boost its quality and consumption. Although it does not have many of the hi-tech features of other well equipped laptops, it offers almost all the important requisites. It costs only Rs.1500, and hence due to its cheap rate, it is expected to give a tough competition to the other cheaper laptops, that has been dominating the Indian market so far.

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