to dell laptops for africa

Neil Coetzer ncoetzer at
Mon Sep 1 11:04:13 BST 2008

Excellent stuff. Would be great if they started doing it for higher spec
machines as well, but I suppose that depends on the success they have
with these ones.

On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 08:54 +0200, jonathan wrote:

> Dell today announced two new laptops and two desktops in its Vostro 
> range that will run Ubuntu Linux and are destined for emerging markets.
> The two laptops, the A860 and A840, have had a facelift since earlier 
> Vostro laptops and are apparently aimed at meeting the needs of small 
> and medium-size enterprises, governments, and educational institutions 
> in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
> Destined, as they are, for “emerging markets” the A860 and A840 are 
> low-spec machines - 1GB memory, Celeron processors - but with a lower 
> price tag.
> Both the desktops and the laptops will have a choice of Ubuntu Linux or 
> Windows (Vista for laptops and XP for desktops).
> The A100 Vostro desktop, interestingly, is built on Intel’s new Atom 
> processor. The other desktop, the A180, will be available in a range of 
> specifications and a choice of Windows or Linux.
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