Forget the $100 laptop. India is planning to make a $20 laptop to distribute to schools and universities across the country. There’s been an ongoing effort to build cheaper computers for children in need, but this one is far and away the least expensive and most ambitious project yet. And for good reason. India is facing some staggering education demands (550 million Indians are under the age of 25). By some estimates, the country will need to build 1,500 universities in the next six years. Officials say the laptop, called the Sakshat, could be commercially available in six months.
A $20 laptop for a country in need
Forget the $100 laptop, India has a cheaper solution