Veteran journalist Chin Wong (remember PC Digest?) writes:
Multimedia notebooks that sell for about P30,000 will hit the market when the third phase of the People’s PC program is launched later this year.
A joint project between Intel Microelectronics Phils., the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and Microsoft Phils., the People’s PC program seeks to spur the used computers by making them more accessible and affordable.
Even at that price, the local Intel chief said “the notebooks under Phase 3 of the People’s PC program would feature an Intel Celeron processor and a combo drive that would enable users to burn their own CDs.” I believe he meant Celeron M. I couldn’t find retail prices for that chip – I imagine it is sold only to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
What they didn’t say is – who is the market for these units? The first two phases for desktops were for home users and for small business.
And if we could dream, if these units will have WiFi cards, hotspot pricing should go down as well!