Sakshat Tablet, the $35 Tablet From India to be a Reality Soon

Sakshat Tablet, the brand name for the famous $35 Laptop will be launched very soon (Jan 10th was the scheduled date) for a price of Rs, 1,500/.  The tablet will be launched by HCL Systems and has been tested at IIT Rajasthan.

Aside, it’s important to note that the $35 tablet from Indian government comes at a discounted price (just like PDS) for Indian Colleges/Universities and the retail cost (if at all the tablet is made available) will be much more – so maybe, we should stop calling it a $35 tablet (and that’s why the brand, Sakshat).

Key Specification of Sakshat Tablet


  • Rugged casing with a rubberized feel
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Fixed Ethernet capability
  • Mini and Full USB
  • MiniSD Card Slot
  • Sim Card Slot
  • Video Out
  • Headphone Jack
  • 2 GB of Memory using Memory card
  • 2 Watts of power consumption with solar charging option


  • Android Operating System
  • Educational software developed at Indian Institute of Technology
  • Web browsing, video conferencing and word processing software

Recommended Read: OLPC Founder’s Advice to Indian Government – “Make an inexpensive tablet, not a cheap one.

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