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DMP Edubook netbook
Photo: Yen-Shyang Hwang [Oct 8, 2009]

Taiwan-based DMP Electronics has launched a US$100 netbook, the Edubook, which will be shipped to overseas markets in component form to be assembled by importers to save customs duties, the company said.

The netbook can be separated into around 10 different modules and components, and can be built up in only 30 steps within 10 minutes.

Edubook features an 8.9-inch panel and a DMP-developed low-power CPU, while the device can support Windows XP (optional). The netbook uses eight AA batteries and can run for up to four hours.

DMP has begun shipments of Edubook to Latin America and the netbook has also attracted attention from several governments in Eastern Europe and Africa the company said, adding it expects to ship five million Edubooks in 2010.

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