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Intel touts developing-world laptop

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Intel yesterday unveiled its take on a low-cost laptop for the developing world - the wireless-enabled, handle-equipped, education-oriented 'Eduwise' notebook. It can run Windows or Linux, the chip giant said.

intel eduwise developing-world laptop

As you can see from the pics, it's has a certain retro look - think PowerBook 100 - and the colour scheme's nothing to write home about. Alas, Intel didn't provide any specs, suggesting this is more concept than commercial product. The chip maker did say the computer is equipped with a wireless stylus and software to enable collaboration between teacher and pupil.

Crucially, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said, Eduwise isn't a cut-down machine so it's capable of running off-the-shelf software. His words echo criticism made by Intel executive Bill Siu last month of rival attempts to develop a low-cost laptop for the third world, specifically that they use rather old processors and don't allow users to install new applications. ®

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