HRD hopes to make $10 laptops a reality-India-The Times of India

May 9, 2007

HRD hopes to make $10 laptops a reality-India-The Times of India

Having rejected Nicholas Negroponte’s offer of $100 laptops for schoolchildren, HRD ministry’s idea to make laptops at $10 is firmly taking shape with two designs already in and public sector undertaking Semiconductor Complex evincing interest to be a part of the project.

So far, the cost of one laptop, after factoring in labour charges, is coming to $47 but the ministry feels the price will come down dramatically considering the fact that the demand would be for one million laptops. “The cost is encouraging and we are hopeful it would come down to $10…

As Jeremy says, “this is the way one laptop per child should be….”

One Response to “HRD hopes to make $10 laptops a reality-India-The Times of India”

  1. Jeremy Can say that again…

    (Um, are the people making the $10 laptop getting fair wages, tho?!)