In 2005 an Archos PMA400 cost $800. It had a 150 MHz OMAP processor with 64 Megabytes of RAM. The Indian tablet has 5 times the speed and 4 times as much RAM. It has 2 gig of storage and the Archos has a 30 gig drive, but the Indian tablet is less than $50 seven years later. It also has double the screen resolution which means four times as many pixels.
Yeah, the Nexus 7 has even more power and resolution but does that really affect what the user can learn if they use it as an educational tool? It is now a matter of what the user does with technology not how good it is relative to the competition. The media was not saying the Archos as a piece of junk seven years ago. You can't plug USB sticks with gigabytes of information into the Nexus.
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