Intel Takes on One Laptop Per Child Project

Intel has unveiled a new notebook computer that targets students and teachers in developing nations. Intel touted that its 'Eduwsie' devices were developed based on extensive ethnographic research. It comes bundled with special Intel developed software to support note taking and wireless pen input.

The project strongly reminds of the One Laptop Per Child project lead by Nicholas Negroponte of MIT Media Lab. The project aims to build a low cost laptop that will be sold directly to governments. It is slated to start shipping late this year. The units will feature a 500MHz AMD processor, a 7in screen and built in radio for Wi-Fi wireless networking. A wind-up crank will provide power and the units are expected to cost about $100.

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