Does Rural Asia Need A Cheap PC?
Lenovo, fully-equipped with their 2005 acquisition of IBM’s Personal Computing Division, has announced their plan to sell $199 PC’s to rural China. The basic computer comes with a processor and keyboard, and plugs into the users television.
Some 800 million people live in China’s countryside, where incomes average about $560 a year but are rising at an annual rate of more than 10 percent. Lenovo said it will set up a rural sales network of 5,000 dealers to reach farmers and other customers.