Small is definitely big this year. In less than a week after Tata Motors launched its Rs.100,000 ($2,500) car, Nano, another Indian firm, HCL Infosystems, Tuesday launched a laptop for the masses for Rs.14,000 (about $350).
HCL launched two variants of the laptops, called HCL MiLeap X Series priced at Rs.13,990 and HCL MiLeap Y Series at Rs.29,990.
Configurations of these Laptops are
MiLeap X Series
Intel Celeron M.Processor @ 900MHz, Linux Operating System, Intel 915GMS Chipset, 512MB DR2, 7"(17.7cm) Wide(800×480) TFT LCD,2 In-built Speakers, 2GB Solid State Storage Drive, DC-IN. Headphone, Mic-in, Buil-in Mic, RJ-45, SD Card Slot, LAN Port, WiFi B/G, 2xUSB ver .0, 6 Cell with 4 Hrs Idle Condition, 1.44Kg.
MiLeap V Series
Intel Processor A110 @ 800MHz, Free DOS, Intel 945GU Express Chipset, 1x1GB DDR2, 7"(17.7cm) Wide(1024×600) LED Back Light w/z Touch Screen Panel, Swivel, Integrate Web Camera (1.3MP), Inegrated Speakers, 80 GB HDD, VGA Out, DC-in,Headphone, Mic-in, Buil-in Mic, RJ-45, SD Card Slot, LAN Port, WiFi B/G, 2xUSB ver 2.0, On-Screen Launch Buttons, Bluetooth, Stylus Pen, 3 Cells with 3 Hrs Idle Condition, Weight 980 grams.
For those who want to grab a laptop within a budget, this is really a must-buy offer.