Last week Saturday, met Mr. Mohamed Kasim, from IIT Bombay.
He demonstrated me a tiny, lightweight, cute laptop.
It is a 11.6″ laptop, based on an atom quad core processor. It has 4GB RAM, 32 GB NAND flash, an expansion slot through which one can attach an optional 2.5″ HDD/SDD, and most importantly, 10 hours of time, thanks to a 10,000 mAh battery. It has two USB ports, a mini HDMI port and a microSD card slot. It also has wifi and bluetooth.
This laptop comes with Debian Linux operating system and a lot of useful software, such as LibreOffice, LaTeX, Scilab, OpenModelica, Inkscape, GIMP, Blender, OpenFOAM, eSim, Synfig Studio, and various editors and browsers.
The cost is 10,000 INR.
I checked for its performance. Opened LibreOffice, Eclipse, Gimp, Blender and explored their basic operations. The performance was smooth. Cant see any lagging or heating.
Currently, the laptop is available Institutes and organizations for bulk orders. The service and support support centers are being setup across the country.
It is really lightweight. It is price is too low for its performance. You will love to buy immediately if you see it and experience it. The same happened to me.
Read here the announcement from Prof. Kannan, IITB
A brochure on this laptop is available here: https://goo.gl/hKfGfs.
If you are interested in buying it for your organization/college/school, contact Mr. Mohamed Kasim on mohamedkasim AT iitb DOT ac DOT in