Intel Joins '$100 Laptop' Project

Despite previous bad blood between Intel and the One Laptop Per Child program, which opted to include AMD processors in the low-cost computer for developing nations, the leading chip manufacturer will join the non-profit's board of directors and help fund the initiative.

After OLPC selected AMD, Intel began building its own low-cost laptop for schoolchildren, which it called Classmate PC. The competition has led to problems, as some countries have opted for the Classmate rather than OLPC's so-called "$100 laptop," which currently costs $175. Although OLPC will continue to use AMD chips for the near future, Intel will likely find its place in the $100 laptop further down the road.

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