OLPC's Tablet PC/Laptop Coming This Year at a Price of 35$

OLPC has announced a Rs.1,500 ($35) Laptop / Tablet PC for students and teachers in Schools, Colleges and Universities in 2010. The computer has been developed by a research team comprising IIT professors and experts from IISc, does not have a hard disc and uses Linux but it has every function, which a normal computer has.

The device is currently not available for sale in the market but some rumors says that it will available in the market at mid of this year.

The device has support for video web conferencing facility, multimedia content viewer for example pdf, jpeg, zip, etc, and computing capabilities such as Open Office, SciLab and internet browsing with flash plug-in, JavaScript.

It also has wireless communication for Audio/Video, Cloud computing option, remote device management capability, multi-media input output interface option.

Initially it may be manufactured in Taiwan or somewhere else, but ultimately manufactured in India.

  • Operating System: Linux
  • Display: Touch Screen
  • Keyboard: Built in
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Connectivity: Wifi, USB
  • Power: 2 watt.