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The launch price is reportedly set at 2,200 rupees, which is approximately equivalent to $49. Although that's higher than the initial $35 target, the government reportedly plans to cut the price in half with subsidies. Assuming that information is accurate, students might be able to purchase the tablet for less than we originally thought. Regardless, it's not such a bad deal at $49, especially considering most of us doubted the device would even see the light of day.
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Designed for academic use, Sakshat features a 7-inch touchscreen, support for video conferencing, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a USB port, Wi-Fi connectivity, and enough horsepower to play YouTube videos. To keep costs in check, the device utilizes Linux and other open source software.
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say goodbye to the ipad... Its not going to put apple out of business but think in a year something as fast as the ipad 1 will be available for next to nothing.
    
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Surely they could cut costs by going with 512MB-1GB of RAM and 4-8GB of storage.
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The best part is they named it Sakshat.
    
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Lol Sakshat?
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Thank- u - wery - much
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Anyone think they'll release these in the States? I'm excited to see some reviews considering the low cost. Importing sucks though
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Anyone think they'll release these in the States? I'm excited to see some reviews considering the low cost. Importing sucks though
I'm sure Apple will find some BS reasons to file a lawsuit and block it for being sold in North America.
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I'm sure Apple will find some BS reasons to file a lawsuit and block it for being sold in North America.
True. This is why we can't have nice things.

Sakshat -><- Apple
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post #10 of 76
Sandstone is still the cheapest tablet. lol
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