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2008-04-03 15:00:00

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.

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2008-03-20 01:00:00

Intel Corp’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.

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2008-01-15 08:29:34

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.

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2007-07-13 11:25:00

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.

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2007-04-26 18:20:00

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.

2004-11-25 00:00:09

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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