People’s PC, for $300 only

One of India’s oldest PC companies, HCL has just launched a sub-$300 computer that is while skimpy is good starter machines for most Indians who want to get a computer for the home. The PC is called EzeeBee Pride, and will be available on a $9 a month installment plan. So what does this piece of gear have in terms of features? A 1GHz processor (either from Intel or AMD), a 30 GB hard disk, 128 MB RAM, a 15-inch colour monitor and even a 52 x CD ROM drive. Clearly this is barebones, but still a good way to boost India’s abysmal PC penetration especially in the rural areas. Couple this with broadband, and well you know … magic can happen. (What is People’s PC?)