Acer has participated in the three previous phases of the project. To date Acer has supplied more than 800,000 laptops to ELCOT (Electronics Corporation Of Tamil Nadu), a wholly owned agency by the government designated for procurement of computer hardware/software for government and organizations. Initiated in the year 2011, the program is currently in its fifth phase and will benefit more than 1 million students with Acer notebooks in total.
ELCOT required a notebook with specifications of 14-inch display, webcam, Intel processor, 2GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, and Wi-Fi enabled with Windows Professional Edition OS, Microsoft Office and 1 year warranty. Acer India’s enterprise business team worked with ELCOT over a lengthy pre-sales cycle that involved extensive field trials and application testing to determine the suitability of the notebooks which met all of ELCOT’s requirements.
Acer continues to be a preferred choice for educational initiatives worldwide; in August Acer announced its participation for the fifth year in Chile’s “I Select My PC” program offered to students from vulnerable socio-economic segments, designed to bridge the digital divide and provide students with new opportunities to significantly enhance their lives.