Lenovo targets $199 PC for rural China


Lenovo Group Ltd will sell a basic personal computer aimed at China’s vast but poor rural market and pr-iced as low as US$199. Lenovo’s announcement follows rival Dell Inc’s bid to boost its presence in China’s booming market with the unveiling in March of a low-cost personal computer meant for novice Chinese users. Beijing-based Lenovo, which acquired IBM Corporation’s PC division in 2005, is expanding abroad but is eager to maintain its dominance in China.