Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Intel Classmate PC facing mass cancellations?

updated 04:05 pm EDT, Wed September 30, 2009

Orders for Intel Classmate PC cancelled

Orders for Intel's Classmate PC have been canceled and shipments suspended from governments and OEM partners in many emerging markets, Taiwan-based component makers said. According to a Wednesday DigiTimes report, this is due to the economic downturn and the buyers in question reassigning their budgets to fight its impact. As well, the necessary network infrastructure rollout needed to provide content for the educational PC in developing countries has slowed for the same reason.

Makers of the PC that include Quanta and ECS are not expecting to be seriously impacted by the cancellations, as the amount of Classmate PCs orders and their profits are relatively small. Intel made no comment on the cancellations, saying only that it will continue to working with its partners on developing the educational PC.

The Classmate PC is an Atom-based netbook targeted at students, particularly in developing countries where regular notebooks would be too expensive.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News