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    Discussion in 'The Leisure Lounge' started by GarethW, Aug 2, 2010.

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Wow! This is scarily cheap! :shock:

      Source: TGDaily
      Date: Fri 23rd Jul 2010, 09:37 am
      Author: Mike Luttrell
      Link: http://www.tgdaily.com/trendwatch-brief ... 5-computer

       
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    3. Steven

      Steven Member

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      Oh!
      I want say no!
      The material cost will not be so cheap.
      And the quality will be a problems!
       
    4. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      I guess the not for profit bit will knock a fair chunk off the price tag, but other than material costs and build quality, I worry about the workers who have made this - what must they be getting paid in order to sell that for $10?!
       
    5. wizardofid

      wizardofid Active Member

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      Well, as someone who is closely connected to those in the know, the product demonstrated is not even Indian. It is from some tier-2/3 supplier in China. As strange as it might sound, there isn't an Indian manufacturer who makes extremely low tech or low cost products in this space. Looks like Mr.Sibal (the Minister) just wanted to throw a foolhardy challenge to brands in India to create an ultra low cost device, which could potentially revolutionize the education landscape in the country.
       

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