Introducing the $10 Laptop

Would you like a laptop with that? India’s getting ready to debut a notebook computer at near-McDonald’s-level prices.

The laptop, now under development in Bangalore, will sell for $10 US currency. It’ll be marketed toward “higher education applications” — college students, we assume. Government officials revealed the plans for the product at a conference this week but did not elaborate on what kind of features the computer might have (let’s hope it’s not running on a 486 chipset).

India is also working on offering free broadband access for everyone, limited to only usage related to “educational purposes.” Hey, learning about the birds and the bees is part of a complete education, right?

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