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Intel launches Community PC for India

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Intel Community PC
Intel Corporation just launched an innovative PC platform that has been developed exclusively to meet the needs of rural villages and communities in India.

Designed as a result of defining locally relevant computing solutions based on Intel technology, the Intel-powered “Community PC” platform is equipped to operate in a community setting while accommodating the varying environmental conditions prevalent in the country.

The aptly named Community PC platform was defined by Intel after intensive ethnographic studies in rural India showed that a clear desire for technology access exists in remote rural communities. Unfortunately, weather conditions (heat, dust, humidity) and unreliable power sources can compromise typical PCs used in such environments.

To address these issues, the Intel-powered Community PC platform was developed to be a fully functional, expandable and shared-access computing solution.

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– See also: Indians ‘want hi-tech products’ (BBC background story)

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