Sakshat is a tablet computer designed in India as a low cost but full functioning device to attempt to bridge the digital divide. It's cost around Rs. 1500-2000 ($30-$35).
is a tablet computer designed in India as a low cost but full functioning device to attempt to bridge the digital divide.
The device has been developed as part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that aims to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities in an e-learning program via an existing Sakshat portal.
Three years in the making, India’s low-cost tablet, a.k.a the $35 tablet, a.k.a. Sakshat, a.k.a. $10 computer, is on track to be unveiled tomorrow. Designed by a team of researchers from IIT Rajasthan and other institutes, the $35 tablet will be manufactured by Datawind, a UK-based firm best known for its other tablet offering – PocketSurfer, and assembled in India.
Kapil Sibal assured that the much anticipated slate will be released on October 5, 2011
Specifications / Configuration:
- Display: 7” colour LCD/TFT
- Keyboard: Built in
- RAM: 2GB
- Hard Drive: 32GB
- Connectivity: Wifi, USB 2.0 (2), Ethernet port.
- Operating System: Android
- Power: 2 watt
- Processor: Unknown
- Expandable Memory upto 8GB (SD Card)
- VGA Port (For connecting to Projector)
Sakshat Tablet Features:
- Open Office
- Internet browsing
- Video web conferencing facility,
- Multimedia content in a variety of formats (pdf, docx, ods, adp, xls, jpeg, gif,png, bmp, odt, zip, AVCHD, AVI, AC3)
- Inbuilt PDF reader
- It is enabled with a touch screen.
- An in-built keyboard is attached with this laptop.
- The laptop can store the data of up to 2 GB memory. It is a RAM memory.
- Wifi connectivity and USB port are this laptop’s additional features.
- 2 watt system is used up by this laptop so that it can even perform in areas where power supply is low.
- 80% shock resistant
This project was the outcome of experts coming together. 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 Centre purports that these laptops would be offered at such a low price because they are a source of spreading literacy via technological methods.