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Low-cost PCs designed for India.

Worldwide Computer Products News-2 August 2005-Low-cost PCs designed for India(C)1995-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

A new desktop computer designed by IT firm HCL Infosystems has been introduced in Madras, in India's Tamil Nadu state.

The computer is reportedly the first low-cost PC available in India, offering 1GHz memory, 128MB RAM, 40GB hard disk memory and a 15" colour monitor. It is understood that the Federal Minister for Communications and IT tested the computer and said it met the needs of a first-time user and had the potential for upgrades in the future.

India currently has 15 million computers with five million Internet connections and it is thought that the introduction of low-cost PCs will result in a significant increase in the number of users and web connections. HCL said it hoped that demand would make production of its PC cost-effective and claimed that other manufacturers following the company's lead would drive prices down further. The PC is priced at INR9,990 (USD225) which meets the government's aim to bring PC prices under INR10,000.

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Title Annotation:personal computers
Publication:Worldwide Computer Products News
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Geographic Code:9INDI
Date:Aug 2, 2005
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