Intel India president Praveen Vishakantaiah appreciated Indian students for creating the world's cheapest laptop and encouraging the education sector of the country as technology adoption is crucial for the growth of this segment. This prototype tablet OC has been developed by students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Science (IIS), which was unveiled by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal unveiled a prototype tablet computer developed by students of India's two leadingtechnology institutes.
The seven and nine-inch Linux-based touchscreen gadget priced at `1,500 has all the basic features, including a built-in key board, a two GB RAM memory, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports and is powered by a two-watt system for use in power deficit areas. The device is likely to be available next year. The computing device will support functions like video web conferencing facility, and multimedia content viewing. Emphasising Intel's efforts in this direction, he said, the company has developed several solutions for the education sector. The company, in collaboration with the National Association for Blind, has recently developed an open-source computer software for the visually-impaired.