The box isn't nearly as big, either

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I saw this: “India launches Aakash tablet computer priced at $35” on Slashdot, which notes:

The Aakash computer runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), has a 7-inch touch screen, 256MB of RAM, 32GB expandable memory slot, two USB ports, and weighs in at only 350 grams.

I just want to note that 21 years ago I bought my first computer for $1700. It came with 2MB or RAM and 40MB of hard disk, 1 serial and 1 parallel port, and it weighed roughly 35 pounds. I know many readers can tell much scarier ghost stories about early computers, but those stats just struck me.