Rs 500 laptop is not a laptop
The much-hyped Rs 500 'Sakshat' laptop turned out to be a damp squib. Unveiled on Tuesday, it is just a computing device that can store information, which can be accessed by the user by connecting it to a laptop.
ALL THE speculations and hype about the $10 laptop came to an end on Tuesday (February 3), when it turned out to be just a computing device.
The much-touted device was riding high on the expectation wave since the announcement of its launch. The ’laptop’ was supposed to cost around Rs 500 or $10. However, the laptop turned out be just a computing device that can store information, which can be accessed by user by connecting it to a laptop.
Clearing the air over the issue at the inaugural function of National Mission on Education Programme, NK Sinha, Joint Secretary, Union Human Resource and Development Ministry, said that the computing device is 10 inches long and five inches wide and has been priced at around $30.
However, he refused to comment as to why was it being projected as a laptop when it was not.
Nevertheless, some delegates present at the event claimed that the device can help in building a laptop that would cost around $60.