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Monday, August 1, 2011

Sakshat is here

Government has launched its tablet PC in educational institute for the students and teachers at the economical rates.

After the market is hit by the Tablet PC by various international companies, government has seen the necessity to lunch its own Tablet PC, Sakshat, at the economical rates in educational institutes making it possible for every possible individual to use it for the better study.

Sakshat will cost only $30 that means only 1,500 INR. This device is considered as revolution and supports multimedia content, Zip-Unzip feature, PDF Reader, SciLab, OpenOffice and a browser for social networking websites like Facebook and Myspace but still not confirmed if we can use it as a gaming device.

The project is the outcome of experts coming together. The IT specialists came up with the idea at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay. These laptops are going to be given out by HRD ministry. It is being considered that these laptops would prove to be an asset for the students and will give them opportunity to excel in education. The Government of India has planned to reduce the price of the computer by Rs.4800. This initiative is undertaken as an element of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology. It is an effort to offer the high definition interactive education. Under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), connectivity is projected to be offered to 504 universities and 25,000 colleges throughout India.

The project of launching this product is running successfully and it would be available to students, about after five to six months. It is been reported that this low cost laptop would be low in price but the final price of the product would be determined depending upon the transportation cost. The Rs.1500 Laptop would be seeing a great deal of success and the expectations are already high that this would be popular. The launching this laptop at Rs.1500 is seen as one of the major steps which would be taken to brighten the future of Indian students.


v Display: Touch Screen

v Keyboard: Built in

v RAM: 2GB

v Connectivity: Wifi, USB

v Operating System: Linux

v Power: 2 watt

v It has single unit system which has a touch screen.

v It has a keyboard which is in-built.

v It is operated by a 2 watt system so that it can even perform in areas where power supply is low.


v Video web conferencing facility,

v Multimedia content viewer for example pdf, jpeg, zip, etc,

v Computing capabilities such as Open Office, SciLab and Internet browsing with flash plug-in, JavaScript.

v It is enabled with a touch screen.

v An in-built keyboard is attached with this laptop.

v The laptop can store the data of up to 2 GB memory. It is a RAM memory.

v Wifi connectivity and USB port are this laptop’s additional features.

v 2 watt system is used up by this laptop so that it can even perform in areas where power supply is low.

v Linux system is programmable in this laptop.

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