Lenovo, aiming to retain a large share of the Chinese computer market, will begin producing a cheap computer for low-income Chinese. The computer can be connected to a television set and will come with a keyboard and processor.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Lenovo Group Ltd. said Friday that it will sell a basic personal computer aimed at China’s vast but poor rural market and priced as low as $199.
Lenovo’s announcement follows rival Dell Inc.’s bid to boost its presence in China’s booming market with the unveiling in March of a low-cost personal computer meant for novice Chinese users. [Full Text]
See also the People’s Daily and the International Herald Tribune coverage of the new computer.
[Image: Lenovo reception in Beijing, from xiaming, via flickr.]