Possibly inspired by Nicholas Negroponte and his $100 laptop, Intel is reportedly now planning to bring its range of low-cost 'classmate PCs' to India.
The first pilot test was conducted in December 2006 at the Delhi Public School, Vasundhara. The company will start the second round of pilots most likely at Navodaya Vidyalaya, also in Delhi.
Intel Classmate PC Features:
· Designed for education
· Durable rugged design for children's day-to-day use
· Small, kid friendly, form factor for classroom use
· Easy to carry and light-weight
· Education-specific features
· Integrated software and hardware solution
· Learning through fun, collaboration and interaction
· Easy to deploy
· IA-based, runs on already available content, applications and operating systems with full compatibility to standard PC ecosystem