Intel recently made changes to its netbook strategy to lure more people to its platforms. Intel will according to Digitimes work together with partners, most mentionable ASUS and Acer, to launch netbooks for less than 199 dollar in regions like the Middle East, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
These sub-$199 netbooks is planned to use the operating system MeeGo, which means it will do what it can do reduce costs. MeeGo doesn't have to be a disadvantage though, since it is a much more lightweight system than Windows 7 and comes with a simple interface and what most might use a netbook for. These netbooks are expected to launch in H2 2011.