Jaipur: The world’s largest chip maker Intel and leading computer manufacturer HCL Infosystems on 21 July announced the launch of Classmate PCs .
The mobile PC is priced in the sub Rs18,000 range and will be available in the market for schools starting August, HCL Infosystems Executive Vice-president Rajendra Kumar told reporters here.
“It is priced in the sub Rs18,000 range but it also includes the cost of installing supporting connectivity infrastructure, teachers’ training and customised integrated learning solutions through our tie-up with content developers and education service provider. Later, the cost will go down further,” he said.
Classmate PC is an educational tool developed by Intel to aid students in their classroom learning. It is powered by Intel Processor 900 Mhz and comes with WiFi and ethernet connectivity. It has a 7-inch LCD screen, 215 MB and 512 MB RAM with one GB and two GB flash memory.
Classmate PCs will be retailed through schools and HCL Infosystems expects to deploy 3,000-5,000 such PCs over the next nine months to an year.