Low-Cost PC Aimed at Poor, Rural China – AP

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.]

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