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ASUS and Intel Working on $199 Laptop

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  1. malware New Member

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    Taiwanese hardware maker ASUSTeK Computer is working with Intel on a line of notebook PCs priced as low as $199. The new line of notebooks is intended for users in emerging markets and education, said Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's sales and marketing group. He announced the initiative with ASUSTeK Chairman Jonney Shih during a speech at the Computex exhibition. The new notebooks are similar to Intel's existing Classmate PC notebooks, a line of low-cost machines aimed at schools in developing markets. The notebooks will have an Intel processor and either a 7-inch or 10-inch screen. They will come with Wi-Fi, a solid-state hard disk, and run either Linux or Windows XP.

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    so basically this is the same as olpc?
     
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    Id guess so.
     
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    naw -- from what I've heard, Intel is actually going to be producing these laptops at a loss [CNN], just so they can have the chance to lock these developing markets into their products (vs. the OLPC, which isn't designed to lock anybody into anything).
     

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