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Low-Cost PC Not Low Cost Enough?

AMD's low-cost (read: $250) PC for the third world has been pulled due to lack of demand. I'm not sure what to make of this. It could be that $250 is still way expensive for poorer countries (or maybe the fact that Dell and others sell machines almost as cheap was the death knell). Perhaps it's that Internet access is still nonexistent. Perhaps the AMD machine was a hunk of junk.

In any event, AMD hasn't given up on helping the world. Instead of pushing its own machine (on which it hoped to make a profit), AMD will help MIT build $100 Linux laptops.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 16, 2006


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