Google has teamed up with an internet café in Senegal to replace desktop computers with tablets.
The project, which Google calls the first of its kind, is a partnership with the Equinox cyber café, located in Dakar.
"Because they are so easy to use, tablets can be a great way of introducing new users to the internet; however they're still expensive for the majority of people in Africa. So how about making them available in cyber cafés?" read a press statement from Google.
The web giant has touted the move as one which will help cafe owners drastically reduce their electricity bill too.
"Tablets consume much less power than desktops or laptops, and don't require ventilation. Among other things, these savings can be reinvested in faster connectivity."
The owners of the café have replaced their computers with 15 tablets, and made them available at the same price as a regular computer session at about $0.60 an hour.
Médoune Seck, the co-owner of Equinox said: "This innovation is really great for our business, which is why I readily accepted to participate in this project. My customers are really pleased to hold the tablets in their hands and use them from the comfort of the arm chairs."
The tablets are pre-loaded with the most popular applications, as well as shortcuts to the most visited local websites.
They'll be able to use the device seated on a couch, go to a private booth for a video chat or set their tablet on a dock and type away on a wireless keyboard.
Once the session is finished, staff will help the customer perform a factory reset, to ensure that all of their private data is erased.