Bharti Airtel, the largest mobile operator here, has just launched a new device called Net PC, which as the name suggests, is a low cost computer designed specifically for cloud computing. The device is powered by Windows XP (not Linux as you would expect) and costs INR 5,000 (or $100) in India.
The Airtel NetPC is a small device that takes the place of customer’s regular PC.
It’s designed to be Incredibly simple to use – take it out of the box,plug in the cables,and it is ready to use.
The hardware & Software for NetPC is provided by Nivio while the internet connection is provided by Airtel
1…2…3… Viola you have a PC
Step 1 – Connect a keyboard, a mouse and a monitor to the relevant ports
Step 2 – Plug in the LAN Ethernet Connection. Minimum speed 256 Kbps
Step 3 – Login and start using like any PC
It is easy to configure…
affordable by everyone…
And we need to make few compromises
1. Cannot download any software on to the device
2. No inbuilt CD/DVD drive inside the device
3. Unable to play games
4. Unableto play movies or video files
5. Hardware cannotbe up-graded (if required)