HCL Infosystems revealed their 2012 road-map at an event here in New Delhi today. Mr Princi Bhatnagar, VP and Head Consumer Computing, HCL started out by telling us about what the future consumer scenario would look like. The next generation consumers would be made up largely by youth who’d want value-for-money products with a style quotient and functionality. Affordable IT would become a necessity.
He was followed by Mr Gautam, Head of mobility division, HCL who gave a few numbers regarding HCL’s position in the tablet market. Currently, they have an overall market share of 18%.
HCL also revealed 2 new products, the Beanstalk AIO PC and the Smart Series1044 Laptop.[quote]HCL Infosystems has a strong tradition in consumer computing products and today with the unveiling of the first set of Consumer Computing 2012 products we are taking another significant step as a manufacturer of computing devices. The all new range is a perfect balance of technology and lifestyle backed with innovative and sleek features. The next gen HCL devices are loaded with premium features, but at the same time offer absolute value-for-money to our customers, Mr Princy Bhatnagar said. [/quote]
2 models of the Beanstalk range have been launched, the Beanstalk AD1V0027 (MRP Rs 33696/-) and the Beanstalk AD1V0028 (MRP Rs 37908/-). Both sport features like a 47 cm LED Backlit, anti-glare display and 2GB DDR memory models. Both are powered by 2nd generation Intel core processors. They will come with an “Edutainment” pack which includes several free DVD’s ranging from games to learning to movies.
Also launched was the HCL Smart Series 1044 Laptop, at a starting point of Rs 20990/-, weighing just 2 kilograms. It’s powered by the Intel Processor B815, the device adorns a stylish look with a sturdy Maze texture finish to enhance durability. It comes with a 14.o” HD (LED Backlit) screen and 1.3 MP camera to support video chat.
All the three computers would be available from purchase starting today itself.
It was also announced that a new Ultra Book and a Tiny Top PC would be launched later this year.
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HCL Infosystems unveils Consumer Computing 2012
Charts robust road map for computing consumer products
- First set of Next Gen Computing Products launched – Beanstalk series AIO PC and Smart Series 1044 Laptop
- Showcases the soon to be launched HCL Ultrabook and the Ultra Small PC – HCL Tiny Top
- Computing Devices with unique combination of Play, Learn and Entertainment
- Sleek, innovative and premium features yet absolute value for money
New Delhi, 19th June, 2012: HCL Infosystems Ltd., India’s Premier Hardware, Services and ICT Systems Integration and Distribution Company launched Next Gen devices at a press conference in the capital city today and reiterated its presence in the consumer computing space. Building on their success of over three decades, HCL Infosystems launched the new Beanstalk range of AIO (All in One) PC and the Smart Series Laptop and also showcased its range of lifestyle technology products including tablets and the soon to be launched HCL Ultrabook and the Ultra Small PC – HCL Tiny Top. The new products encompass the elements of Play, Learn and Entertainment for its users. These products are packed with unique features and innovations, designed to suit diverse technology requirements of modern times.
At the launch Mr. Princy Bhatnagar, VP and Head Consumer Computing, HCL Infosystems Ltd. said, “HCL Infosystems has a strong tradition in consumer computing products and today with the unveiling of the first set of Consumer Computing 2012 products we are taking another significant step as a manufacturer of computing devices. The all new range is a perfect balance of technology and lifestyle backed with innovative and sleek features. The next gen HCL devices are loaded with premium features but at the same time offers absolute value for money to our customers. With this launch, HCL Infosystems fortifies its space in the consumer computing space by redefining consumer experience and we are now poised for more growth in this segment.”
HCL Infosystems has launched the AIO (All-in-One) PC under its Beanstalk range. Packed with edutainment features, presently two models under this series has been introduced – HCL Beanstalk AD1V0027 (MRP: Rs. 33696/-) and the HCL Beanstalk AD1V0028 (MRP: Rs. 37908/). Both the models sports features like a 47 cm (18.5”) LED backlit, Anti glare display and 2GB DDR memorymodels. Powered by 2nd generation Intel core processors, the Beanstalk AIO’s has elegant looks and has a sleek, unique space saving design. The machines also have unique acrylic at the stands to give a crystal finish. The Beanstalk AIO’s has Crystal Clear Audio as it has integrated bottom speakers with perforated louvers for excellent audio quality. The AIO’s are also eco-friendly as itminimizes power consumption and is ROHS (Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances) compliant. Additionally, the AIO’s also will provide customers with the “edutainment” advantage by offering aPlay, Learn & Entertainment Kit. For play, the pack will have an activity zone with DVDs worth Rs. 2000/- consisting of 20 original games. Again for Learning, education content worth Rs. 10,000 powered by Britannica Student Library and for Entertainment, a Hungama coupon worth Rs. 2000 with free song & video download will be respectively provided in the pack.
With the launch of the HCL Smart Series 1044 Laptop, HCL Infosystems has aimed to offer a premium laptop at an attractive price point starting from an MRP of Rs. 20990/-. With power packed features and latest technology, the Smart Series 1044 laptop offers exceptional on-the-go experience with unmatched connectivity and portability. Weighing just over 2 kilograms and offering access to high speed internet through in-built gigabit LAN & HDMI ports, the HCL ME 1044 is all set to redefine mobility. Powered by Intel Processor B815, the device provides for improved graphics, smarter performance, longer battery hours and ensures an unmatched cinematic experience. The laptop adorns a super stylish look with its sturdy Maze texture finish to enhance durability and also has a high strength surface to prevent scratches.
The Smart Series Laptop comes with a 14.0″ HD (LED backlit) screen and a 1.3 Mega Pixel camera to support video chat. The laptop provides for a great user experience with a chocolate keyboard (which enhances typing speed as there is less of sagging of the keys) and a touch pad supporting multi gesture functions. The in-built advanced Dolby audio system enhances sound clarity and overall multimedia experience. The Smart Series 1044 also comes with “BuzzTop” by Hungama (powered by Intel) that provides an immersive and engaging media experience to the user . The laptop also provides for superb thermals, which is ideal for Indian conditions. The Smart Series 1044 laptop is ideal for families who needs to upgrade from a desktop to a laptop to match today’s lifestyle and their children’s modern computing needs as well as for students who are looking a smart laptop with premium features.
The Beanstalk AIO PC and the Smart Series 1044 laptop will be available in stores in Delhi and across India from today onwards.
Earlier this year in April, HCL Infosystems had also launched the powerful and stylish ME U1 Tablet and a path breaking education tablet – the MyEduTab that makes learning easy and fun.
About HCL Infosystems:
HCL Infosystems Ltd, with revenue (LTM) of US$ 2.4 billion (Rs.10,754 crores) is India’s premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL is a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization. India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure Management Services Organization, HCL has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, eGovernance & Power. HCL has India’s largest distribution and retail network, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia, Toshiba, and many more. HCL today has India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facility with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience & HCL desktops is the largest selling brand into the enterprise space. With India’s largest ICT services network that reaches to every corner of India, HCL’s award winning Support Services makes it the preferred choice of enterprise and consumers, alike.
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