CODE NAME : MAKCIKDI ILHAMKAN OLEH PAKCIK DOL
Friday August 1, 2008
Malaysian computer for only RM500, laptop for RM1,000
LUSAKA (Zambia): Three months from now, Malaysians will be able to buy the i-Dola laptop and Jean-i personal computer (PC) at basement prices.
Mimos is now ready to licence the production of the Malaysian computer codenamed Mak Cik, which it took two years to develop. The laptop and PC are named after the Prime Minister and his wife.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili said the laptop would cost RM1,000, and the PC RM500.
“I have tested the computers and am happy with their performance,” said Dr Ongkili, who was here to attend the Global Southern Africa International Dialogue.
“They are wireless, Internet-based designs and need not be connected to fixed lines. To reduce costs, they do not have hard discs. You use a thumb drive instead.”
It is understood that the i-Dola and Jean-i will be as fast as computers using Intel Pentium 4 processors.
Dr Ongkili said that the King and Queen have already been presented with a pair of i-Dola laptops, which were previewed at the WCIT in Kuala Lumpur recently.
He added that several manufacturers were keen to make the computers, and were targeting selling about a million of them.
“The computers require broadband access and I have told the relevant bodies to speed up the roll-out of broadband coverage,” Dr Ongkili said.
He said the computers are targeted at students, businesses and housewives.
He revealed that Zambia and five other African nations have expressed interest in making the computer. In Zambia, laptops cost as much as US$3,000 (RM9,600).
Dulu waktu kereta pertama Malaysia di keluarkan ,ada competetion menamakan kereta..ramai orang nak bubuh nama Dr Mahathir...kerana itu idea beliau...begitu juga pada bangunan2 dan idea2 yang lain...tetapi Dr Mahathir bukan orang yang gila glemer agaknya....jadi lahirlah kereta proton saga...saga yang melambangkan kekuatan.
Tetapi Pak Lah ni lain sikit ,suka tunjuk dia paling romantis antara PM 2 dalam Malaysia...kalau nilai komputer tu boleh di samakan dengan nilai diri pak lah dan jean itulah harganya!