After Aakash it is Classpad, OLPC XO 3.0

This post is on the cheapest tablets and we see competition gearing up for Aakash with better configured Classpad and OLPC XO 3.0 capable of manual and solar recharging. We as consumers are certainly in for a bargain with healthy competitions heating up the Tablets arena. Read more..

The previous year we saw the entry of one of the world’s cheapest tablet in India, Aakash. Aakash tablet got huge bookings from the day it was placed for retail. Following the success story one another budget tablet has also been brought in the Indian tablet market. The tablet is named as Classpad.

Classpad tablet can be considered as the improved version of Aakash. Certainly the specifications are better than Aakash. But this improvement has caused the Classpad’s pricing to be above that of Aakash but both come under the budget tablet pc category.

Both the devices run on the Android Froyo operating system. They have all the  functionality of a regular sized tablet. Aakash runs on a 366 MHz processor where as Classpad runs on a 1GHz processor making it faster than Aakash. The RAM and internal memory of Classpad is also superior to Aakash. It packs in 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage compared to the 256MB RAM and 2GB storage of Aakash. The tablets are centered on learning so they are filled with lots of learning applications and facilities. Classpad comes in various versions differing in screen size and features so the user can select the one most appropriate to his/her needs and of course budget. The screen sizes of Classpad tablets are 7.1 inch, 8 inch and 10 inch.

Aakash and Classpad tablets are both excellent tablets and the gain that Aakash has against Classpad is in it’s price tag. Aakash is priced at little over Rs.2,500/- in India . Classpad tablets come in different models whose price ranges from Rs.6,500/- to Rs.14,500/- in India .

Still this cannot be considered as a very huge price tag for feature-rich devices. Both of them offer the buyer with good value for their money. So if a low cost feature rich tablet is what you are looking for then look no further than the Aakash as well as Classpad tablets.

New Improved Kids Tablet OLPC XO 3.0 

As per the reports, OLPC (One laptop per Child) has come up with a new model computer, which is said to be better than OLPC’s previous models. The new model is called OLPC XO 3.0. It can be referred to as a tablet, as it resembles a tablet with an 8 inch display.

Besides, it can be easily charged as well, either by plugging to an AC adapter or using the hand crank to charge it manually. The rubberized lid also has another alternative – a lid with 4 Watt solar panel and a battery, which means the sun can charge the device. This is one of the brilliant features of the gadget. The best thing about OLPC is the affordability of its products. The OLPC XO 3.0 Tablet for kids is priced around Rs 5,500/- in India.

Key Features:

PixelQi TFT Display having a resolution of 1024X768 pixles and measuring 8 inches.

512 MB internal memory

USB, Micro USB support offered along with standard headphone and microphone jack

Incorporation of Amada PXA618 chipset

Android Sugar Mobile Operating System

Educational and Fun Apps incorporated

Solar Charging, AC adapter or hand crank


OLPC XO 3.0 has a very tough build and sleek in design. The tablet is quite smooth, and the rubberized back and cover of the laptop adds to the smoothness. These rubberized cover and back are also waterproof. The XO 3.0 is designed for kids, and so you shouldn’t expect it to be a powerful machine. The tablet may sport either OLPC’s Sugar Mobile operating system or Android operating system. There will be a lot of entertaining and educational apps pre-installed in the tablet for kids. The 8 inch display offers 1024 x 768 pixels resolution. If you think, desktop PCs are better, and then keep in mind that OLPC XO 3.0 is very much portable.


Posted on January 11, 2012, in Attractions and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What makes Aakash different ?

    There can be many opinions about Aakash tablet , but it is worth remembering that ,

     At its price-point , Aakash is the only tablet capable of bridging the digital divide between the urban and the rural India

     It will be used by persons who have not even seen a smart phone or a computer – much less used these

     Aakash is its own benchmark. Much like Walkman and iPod , it has created a new category – hence there can be no comparisons

     More than 2 million orders are a proof that , it is a product which millions have been waiting for

    No doubt there will be some initial hiccups – as with any innovation

    With regards

    hemen parekh

    Jobs for All = Peace on Earth

  2. Even Nepal has booked in advance 20000+ tablets in the tech exhibition held there. The advanced version of the affordable aakash tablet will surely win hearts.

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