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Foxconn working on sub-$200 smartbook projects

Posted on Tuesday, September 08 2009 @ 17:15:28 CEST by

Foxconn CEO Young Liu revealed his company is working on some sub-$200 smartbook devices, these systems are based on ARM processors and run a Linux based operating system.
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), a leading contract maker of electronics and computers, said late on Monday that it has aims to build ultra low cost personal computers (ULCPCs) based on ARM microprocessors.

"We have a few smart book projects and I think there is demand for these sub-$200 devices," said Young Liu, special assistant to the chief executive officer at Hon Hai, reports Reuters news-agency.


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Re: Foxconn working on sub-$200 smartbook projects
by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 08 2009 @ 22:23:39 CEST
This is going to be great, if smartbooks are going for this price eventually the netbooks will follow suit and hopefully the smartphones. I think thats what Foxconn is seeing as the netbook market will getting a big chop out of it form the smartbook. Great article, you should check out http://www.smartbook.asia as they follow the smartbook too


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