Intel to challenge Eee PC with launch of Classmate in US and Europe

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intel_cheapie.jpg2008 is shaping up to be the year of the cheapie laptop, with Intel the latest to jump on that particular bandwagon with its next-generation Classmate PCs.

Initially designed for children in developing nations, it’s now launching in the US and Europe as a second generation for between $250 to $350. Specs are still under wraps, but it’s likely to be a consumer-friendly Windows machine, with flexibility on the storage, RAM and screen size.

But don’t jump too soon – Intel is allegedly already working on a third generation device.

Intel (via PC Pro)

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Dave Walker