Computers are surely becoming smaller and cheaper. Now, world’s largest semiconductor vendor WPG has tied up with Microsoft and Intel to launch the affordable and small NuPC in India. To be manufactured in India, this small form factor PC will be powered by Intel Core i3 or Intel Celeron processors and will run Windows Windows 8.1.
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the NuPC is energy efficient and works on low voltage with a low thermal footprint.
With the Intel Core i3 processor NuPC with 2GB memory, 500 GB storage the price is Rs 29,999 and Rs 32,999 with 4GB memory and 1 terabyte storage. For Intel Celeron processor devices with 2GB memory and 500 GB storage, the price is Rs 18,999. With 4GB memory and 1 terabyte storage, the price tag is Rs 21,999.
Intel South Asia Director, Sales Rajiv Bhalla said as India aligns itself with the government’s technology vision, ‘Make in India’ will play a vital role. “We will continue to work with local OEMs, ODMs and the ecosystem to bring relevant technology to the market across price points and innovative form factors.”
Vineet Durani, Director of Windows Business at Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. said, countries with high PC penetration does well as shown by China and India has just about 10 pc penetration.”The launch of the Windows-based nuPC is another step towards a great computing experience for small businesses and consumers in India. We will continue to launch more of such devices and drive affordable personal computing.”
Rajeev Bajpai, President of WPG C&C Computers and Peripherals said the NuPC will deliver high quality performance, bolstered by energy efficient computing and ease of use. “The made in India NuPC, will fulfil the aspirations of Indian customers, who need the best of technology at a reasonable price and we hope to become the first choice when it comes to portable and compact personal computing.”
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