Hot on the tail of the $100 laptop, Intel is looking to get itself a piece of hot third-world action by creating the Edu-Wise, a $400 laptop for developing nations. The original article was in Portuguese, but Google was able to tell us this about the project:

"It, however, said that the project of the Intel has all the functionalities of a common computer, being able to twirl an operational system complete, as the Windows, without the necessity of a simplified version."

We've never had a problem with twirling anything, but this might take the cake. Look for the $400 laptop in more developed developing nations like Brazil, India, and China.

Intel wants in on the bargain-basement laptop market [ArsTechnica]