HCL MiLeap H Series from HCL/Microsoft

On Monday, Microsoft and HCL Infosystems Limited (India) announced the HCL MiLeap H Series, a new entry in the netbook category.

They are claiming that it will be the cheapest Windows XP-based laptop “available in any market worldwide.”

Only a few details were released:
– Runs on Microsoft Windows XP Home
– Retail for 17,000 Indian rupees (About $425 USD)
– 30GB Hard Drive
– “Broadband Ready”

Keep in mind this is only an announcement that Microsoft and HCL Infosystems would be working together on this.

I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that a lot of netbooks are rolling out with Linux pre-installed.

Source: Yahoo! News/InformationWeek