Free Laptop for Every Student in Malaysia ?

It was suggested that if someone is to give a free laptop for every student in Malaysia. It will impact many different things in different ways. Obviously consumer IT vendors are going to bring out their hollers.

Imagine we will just take 15% of 28 million as a very rough estimation (based on the assumption that there were 27.2% of population who were < 15 years old in 2010); that would amount to about 4.2 million unit of laptops. If we split them to all participating vendors in Malaysia, all of them will hit their sales quota of the decade.

Maybe we should get the stocks from IT retailers instead of vendors directly. This will definitely help with the economy as it was reported that statistically, people will buy one mobile phone per year on average while will only change laptop every 3 to 4 years.


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