It was reported in national newspaper Mint that the Indian unit of Chinese personal computer (PC) maker Lenovo Group Ltd had emerged as the lowest bidder quoting the price of a laptop at Rs 13,939. It will be supplying 3 lakh laptops to the state government. HCL had made the second lowest bid of Rs 14,452.
Jayalalithaa will provide 6.8 million free laptops to the students of government-aided high schools and colleges. The state government is spending Rs 10,200 crore in total over the scheme. The government has already provided 906,000 laptops at a cost of Rs 912 crore.