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randominc
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re: India promises $35 tablet computer
randominc   10/5/2011 7:39:56 PM
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The processor runs at 366 MHz

mcgrathdylan
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mcgrathdylan   10/5/2011 7:37:45 PM
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Only mention of the processor is from the Datawind CEO, who says it's from a U.S. company. He also says the screen is the most expensive component but is still under $10, so obviously the processor is less expensive than that.

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Robotics Developer   10/5/2011 6:48:57 PM
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I wonder what the performance will be? There is no mention of the processor? It looks like a great idea for getting tablets out to the masses but I wonder if it will be robust enough and have long battery life before replacement is needed. Still, compared to some of the cell phones available now it seems doable for the $60 price point.

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mcgrathdylan   10/5/2011 6:45:17 PM
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I believe you are correct eewiz. The company, Datawind, says it can make a profit at the retail price of around $60, which is frankly surprising in itself. The $35 price for students is heavily subsidized by the government.

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re: India promises $35 tablet computer
eewiz   10/5/2011 6:31:18 PM
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I guess the 35$ is the price after govt. subsidy. The BOM cost alone will be prob more than that for any usable tablet.

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re: India promises $35 tablet computer
krisi   10/5/2011 6:30:42 PM
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I am highly skeptical that you can sell it for $35 and still make a profit...what microprocessor will be used? Kris

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mcgrathdylan   10/5/2011 6:21:27 PM
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It sounds to me that at least some people feel that the $100 laptop project morphed into or was folded into the $35 tablet. But I don't think anyone has said that officially.

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re: India promises $35 tablet computer
pixies   10/5/2011 5:47:53 PM
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So what happened to the $10/$100 laptops? A product has to make money to sustain itself. If the goal is to provide poor kids with access to computer and internet, the mobility should not be a priority. It is perfectly feasible to build a reasonably good PC under $100 from refurbished parts.

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