small companies building low cost computers in India. "In
about three months, a little-known company called Novatium plans to offer a
stripped-down home computer for about $70 or $75. That is about half the
price of the standard "thin clients" of this kind now sold in India, made
possible in part by some novel engineering choices. Adding a monitor
doubles the price to $150, but the company will offer used displays to keep
the cost down.
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