PCs can be your classmate from August, 2007

Intel and HCL Infosystems are planning to introduce the Intel-powered Classmate PC in India from August 2007. Intel is talking with different education departments to provide Classmate PCs.

Intel is targeting to provide more than 10,000 PCs in next one year. The company has already placed PC donation programme in several states. The Classmate PC is a small, mobile learning assistant and educational solution that specially developed for students in emerging markets. Initially Classmate PCs would be available for sale to schools since the project is targeted at providing technology to students to aid their learning in classrooms. According to Abhinav Dhar, senior vice-president, Educomp Solutions, it is a solution , which involves hardware, software and learning programmes that would be offered to schools. Intel already conducted its first Classmate PC pilot programme in India in December 2006 with Class VI students at Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad.

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