Microsoft and HCL have together announced the roll-out of a low-priced ultra-portable Windows OS enabled laptop, under the MiLeap brand of HCL Leaptops.
Microsoft and HCL have together announced a set of initiatives which includes the roll out of a low-priced ultra portable Windows OS enabled laptop, under the MiLeap brand of HCL Leaptops.
Operating on Windows XP Home edition, the new MiLeap H Series laptop weighs just 0.98kg and sports a 7-inch TFT colour screen display; this screen can be rotated and folded to be converted into a writing pad. User can write on the screen with the stylus and convert it to text.
Powered by ultra-low voltage consuming Intel Processor and Intel 945 GU Express chipset, the laptop comes equipped with a 1.3 mega pixel webcam, touch screen panel, and 1GB DDR2 RAM. In addition, the laptop also includes a built-in touchpad with two click buttons for left and right click operations, scroll, directional pads, dedicated softkeys for launching the media player and built-in speakers. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi and integrated LAN.
Touted to be the lowest priced Windows XP powered laptop in the market, it costs Rs 16,990.
The launch of this new Windows OS enabled low-priced laptop comes just a week after Microsoft announced the worldwide extension of the availability of Windows XP Home for ULCPCs until June 30, 2010.
After the launch of Windows Vista, the software giant had said that it will stop selling Windows XP completely by January 2009, while the sellers will stop bundling the same with machines June onwards.
Apart from the launch of the laptop, duo has also plans for the creation of a joint Centre of Excellence (CoE) with over 500 software professionals to create, design, and deploy Microsoft technologies based solution frameworks across various industry verticals.