Mumbai: The UK-based computer brand ACi unveiled a fully-functional high-resolution screen laptop – Aci Icon 1100 – at Rs 4,999($89) in the Indian market.
The laptops will be marketed in India by a BSE-listed group company, Allied Computers International (Asia) Ltd.
“We have launched India’s super low cost laptop at Rs 4,999. It will be real fully functional, Windows compatible laptop, at the lowest price tag in the country,” ACi’s India marketeer Allied Computers International’s (Asia) Managing Director Hirji Patel told PTI.
The company hopes to sell 200,000 low-cost laptops in the first year across the country, Patel said.
ACi India offers laptops and PCs in the Indian market with innovative design. Talking about the viability of the project, Patel said, the company will import the product from China and offer products to Indian consumers at a very thin profit margin.
“We will never compromise on quality with price. The range we will be offering are carefully designed and developed just like majority of our models launched both in UK and India,” Patel said.
He pointed out that although, India today enjoys a volume sales of around 2.5 million laptops per annum, it is still barely 10 per cent of what Western countries like the UK and other leading European countries are churning out.
Introducing such low-cost computing devices becomes more significant in the wake of various state governments like Tamil Nadu, UP and others announcing to provide laptops for students. The company is looking at offering low cost laptops to these state governments, Patel added.
Aci Icon 1100 full specifications:
CPU: VIA CPU
Display: 10.2” LED (1024 x 768 resolution)
Memory: 512MB expandable to 1.0GB RAM
Storage: 4GB expandable to 32GB
Sound System: High Definition Audio
I/O Port: 3 USB 2.0
Communication: 10/100 Ethernet Adaptor, Wireless Adaptor, 3G Ready (Optional)
Card Reader: 1 Push Card Reader, MMC / SD
Imaging Device: Web Cam
Dimension: 11.0(W) x 7.25 (D) 1.0 (H)
Weight: 0.7Kg with Battery
source: ibn live