Chinese e-commerce website company Alibaba has announced a partnership with Intel (INTC) to launch a kind of special computer to meet the e-commerce demand of small and medium enterprises in China.

The computer, which local media reports will be made by designated PC manufacturers and embedded into Alibaba's e-commerce platform for SMEs, is expected to come out within the year. Alibaba and Intel say they have yet to choose the right PC manufacturers and have tem be responsible for the production and sale of the computer.

Alibaba has lately been doing deals to bolster its services for SMEs in Asia. The company last month inked a deal in with Infomedia India Limited to benefit small and medium-size enterprises in India. The Alibaba.com and Infomedia partnership will combine the power of traditional print publishing with online media and e-commerce, providing Indian SMEs with a one-stop solution for global and domestic trade. Together they will create a strong online community of Indian business people and provide them with a single cost-effective channel to promote their products and source from quality suppliers in India and around the world. It will also provide SMEs in India with the latest industry news and technical developments in multi-media formats.

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