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Intel Corp. announced the availability of bigger screens and more data storage capacity for its low-cost Classmate PCs Wednesday. The enhanced features will position the Classmate PCs to better compete with products from Cambridge, Mass.-based rival One Laptop per Child organization (OLPC). The new PCs will begin selling this month for $300 to $500.
Intel Corpâ€™s announcement on Wednesday that low-budget laptops priced around $300 would soon be available across the U.S. and throughout Europe by this Christmas.
Mary Lou Jepsen, Chief Technology Officer of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation, has left her position to start a new for-profit company called Pixel Qi. The new company is a spinout from the nonprofit OLPC foundation, which provides low-cost, networked laptops to disadvantaged children in developing countries.
The nonprofit that aims to seed the developing world with inexpensive laptop computers for schoolchildren has made peace with Intel Corp., the project's most powerful rival.
The founder of the ambitious "$100 laptop" project, which plans to give inexpensive computers to schoolchildren in developing countries, revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to its homegrown interface.
Nov. 25--Intel is making a big push to help personal computer makers in China and India offer the Linux operating system on machines powered by the company's chips.
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