So there are two different low cost laptops that have been released in India by a company called HCL, I’ve never heard of them before now, so don’t feel bad if you haven’t either. Regardless they both look pretty nice for cheap notebooks, but I only have the price for the X series model which is $357.
The X series notebook looks a lot like and Intel Classmate PC, but rebranded, it has an Intel 915GMS chipset coupled with a Celeron ULV 353 processor running at 900MHz. it runs Linux and has half a gig of RAM, and 2 gigs of flash storage, which may or may not be expandable, a 2-in-1 card reader, a pair of USB ports, built in speakers, WiFi in the b/g flavors, and a 6-cell battery that should last about 4 hours. Oh, and it only weight 1.44 kilograms with its 7-inch 800x400 color LCD.
The Y series model has the A110 800MHz processor from Intel and a 945GU Express chipset from the same. It also has 1GB of RAM, an 80GB HDD, 3-in-1 card reader, a pair of USB ports, 1.3MP webcam, WiFi in the same b/g flavors, a 7-inch 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, and runs Vista Home Premium (barely, if I had to guess). It weighs even less than the other model at 960 grams, and has a UMPC/tablet look about it, its also my personal favorite of the two, but its also the one without a price.