This is huge news – in several mass media there are announcements that Intel has just signed the MoU with Indonesian government to sell Rp 1 trillion (approx US$ 100 million) worth of their Netbook @ US$ 200 each.
That means about 500 thousands of those.
Intel has delivered several hundreds, samples I guess (correction: donation), to several schools in Jakarta.
All of them will be running Windows XP, which was donated by Microsoft.
In the photo is Craig Barrett along with Intel Indonesia’s top brass, in a school where they have donated the Netbook (aka Classmate PC). (photo credit: Sindo.com)
Moral of the story ?
It IS possible to build truly low-cost laptops ***glares at Asus*** 🙂