International Herald Tribune: Rural Laptop to Cost $187, with Linux
Mar 16, 2006, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Shanghai Menglan Group, a Chinese company that invests in
textiles and information technology, said Wednesday that it planned
to sell a laptop computer for about 1,500 yuan starting May to tap
demand in the nation's rural areas.
"The computer--called Longmeng, or Dragon Dream--will sell for
the equivalent of $187 [€154]. It weighs about 500 grams, or
1.1 pounds, and uses a Godson II central processing unit developed
by the Institute of Computing Technology, Zhang Fuxin, an engineer
at the Chinese institute, said in a telephone interview..."