Life of a college student without a smartphone and a high-end laptop might be quite unimaginable for many of us. But the reality speaks otherwise. When IIT Bombay Professor Dr Kannan Moudgalya saw that even the students at IIT could not afford laptops he decided to do something about it.
As a result, Dr Moudgalya along with a group of researchers at IIT-Bombay invented Affordable Laptop. A compact and high-performing device laced with cutting-edge technology that would cost only Rs 10000. Compared to popular brands flooding the market, Affordable Laptop offers similar features at less than half the cost.
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– Anne Frank
The Affordable Laptop Comes With High-End Features
The latest model of Affordable Laptop comes with an 11.6-inch screen, Intel Atom processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage space, 10000 mAH battery power and Linux Operating System. “One might wonder how we managed to create a model with such excellent specifications at such a low cost. Actually, for these high-end brands, a lot of money goes into the branding, marketing and sales distribution. But, for us, all of that cost was eliminated. We sell these laptops only in bulk orders, say, in a bunch of 100 or 200,” explains Dr Moudgalya.
A prototype of the laptops was distributed among IIT-B freshers for free while an upgraded version is being sold to schools and colleges in interior villages. So far 1600 laptops have been sold along with an additional order for 200 units, which are currently being manufactured.