Intel to push $199 netbooks in some regions

Posted on Thursday, Apr 14 2011 @ 21:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports Intel is cooperating with netbook makers on a new strategy. In some regions like the Middle-East, Latin America and Eastern Europe, the chip giant wants to launch $199 netbooks with the MeeGo operating system, while in Europe, the US and China, Intel will continue to push Cedar Trail-M platform based netbooks for $299-$599.
As for markets such as Europe, the US and China, Intel will continue to push netbook models using the new Cedar Trail-M platform and will add new technologies such as Wireless Display (WiDi) and wireless audio into these devices, for a price of US$299-599 depending on specifications and operating system.

Netbook models priced at US$199 will adopt Intel's own MeeGo operating system and Intel is currently working on developing content and applications that suit each region and has already demonstrated engineering samples to its partners.


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