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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..."

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