Chinese maker preps cheap PC with its own processor

ZhongKe Menglan Electronics Technology, a manufacturer in China, is going to come out with a cheap PC based around the Godson 2 chip, a processor "developed" in China.

The PCs will sell for $175 to $200, but the goal is to get them down to around $200, according to an article in EE Times. The computer will come with 256MB of memory and a 40GB to 60GB hard drive. The company already has orders from some schools.

The Godson 2 chip is a bit controversial. The firm In-Stat believes it was pirated from .

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