Intel preparing sub-$400 notebooks for emerging markets

Posted on Friday, Sep 29 2006 @ 03:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel and its partners are working on a sub-$400 Classmate PC notebook model for emerging markets.
The notebooks are scheduled for volume production starting from the first quarter of 2007, according to Otellini, adding that the first batch of orders have been placed by governments in Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria and India.

The Intel World Ahead Program was announced in May this year.

The low-cost Classmate PC series, codenamed Eduwise, feature Intel Celeron M CPUs paired with 915GMS chipsets and a seven-inch WVXGA (800×480) LCD display. The model features 256MB DDR2 SO-DIMM memory, 1GB NAND flash memory (no HDD) and a 6-cell standard Lithium Ion battery. The system will adopt the Windows XP embedded OS.
More details at DigiTimes.


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