Intel Corp. said on March 19 that its sub-$300 laptops initially designed for poor children in developing nations soon will be available to U.S. and European consumers in a move that could further push down computer prices, Reuters reports. PC makers in the United States and in Europe will sell a yet-to-be-unveiled, second-generation version of the Intel-designed Classmate PC for $250 to $350, said Lila Ibrahim, general manager of Intel's emerging market platforms group, in an interview with Reuters. "This is a very big deal," said Laura Didio, an analyst with Yankee...

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