"The laptops will be purchased in volume by Electronics
Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT), which works as a volume
purchaser for students in the state. Tamil Nadu is the
Southern-most of India's 28 states, and home to the technology
center of Chennai (formerly known as "Madras"). ELCOT says it will
purchase more than 100,000 laptops this year, selling them to
Indian students for about $800, a considerable mark-down compared
to retail value, it says."