Chief Minister e-Youth Initiative is taken by Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, the education lover of Punjab. Punjab Govt. is awarding 100,000 Laptops/Notebooks among brilliant students on merit based. The initiative is welcomed by the students of Punjab. More than 50 thousand candidates have successfully registered for the Laptop Awards on the Punjab Government Youth Website at the present.
Govt released a Bidding Document which contained the specifications (minimum) for the provision of laptops by the companies. Interested parties have contacted Punjab Govt. and the tender was opened on 9th December, 2011.
These are the minimum Technical Specifications for the Free LAPTOPS / NOTE BOOKS
1. Construction and Externals Metal / Alloy / reinforced hinges for Display, Customized Color LCD screen back with designed Logo
2. Intel Pentium Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core B950 (2.10 GHz or higher, 2MB cache)
3. Mother Board
Intel HM65 chipset or higher
4. Memory 2 GB of DDR-III or higher
5. Hard Disk Drive Min 320 GB SATA Hard Drive or Higher
6. Super Drive CD+/-RW and 8X DVD R or higher, compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000/Xp/2003/Vista/7 and Red Hat Linux.
7. Video/Display Card On-board Graphics Controller
8. Sound Card Standard
9. Network Adapter On-Board 10/100/1000 base-T Ethernet card (Microsoft Windows 2000/Xp/Vista/7, 2003, Red Hat Linux Supportive)
10. LCD Display 14-15″ SXGA TFT Active Matrix Display
11. Integrated I/O Interfaces like 2 USB 2.0 Port. 1 RJ45 Jack for Ethernet, External VGA Port, and 4-1 Card Reader and other standard features
12. Wireless LAN Wireless 802.11abg 54 Mbps or higher, Microsoft Windows 2000/Xp/2003, Red Hat Linux Supportive.
13. Web Cam Built in Web cam
14. Batteries & Power Adopter Li-ion Re-chargeable Battery pack with estimated 2 hours battery life or higher
15. PC Card Slots One Type I or II
16. Mouse & Key Board 84/85 keys pad and integrated Touch Pad/Pointing Device
17. Carrying bag Polyester fabric Soft back pack Carrying bag Government Logo, image and Scheme name shall be screen printed on the front pocket as per the designed Logo
18. Mouse (External) 2.0 USB 2-Button Optical Mouse with Scroll
19. Operating System & Antivirus Pre-Loaded Windows 7 Home Edition & Antivirus with media Kit
20. Customized Bios Customized project logo in Bios
21. Standard accessories Power cable with two/ three pin socket and plug, Interface cable, Power adopter and charger, User manual.
22. Warranty (Certificate from the manufacturer) Minimum1 year comprehensive warranty including battery.
The tender was published in daily Newspapers of Pakistan.
Free Laptop bags will also be given. The proposed bag is as under: