HCL unveils PC for Rs 9,990

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

HCL Infosystems Ltd on Monday unveiled a fully functional low-cost personal computer at Rs 9,990.

Mr Dayanidhi Maran, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, launched the Linux-based PC at a press meet.

The low-cost PC comes with a 1 GHz processor from Taiwan-based VIA Technologies, 128 MB RAM, 40 GB hard disk, 15 inch digital colour monitor, 52X optical drive, keyboard and scroll mouse. It will support applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and Web browsing, email clients and audio-video playback.

It will also be bundled with multi-lingual fonts.

“This is only the start up model, and if someone wants additional features such as an Internet modem, they need to add those,” said Mr Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman and CEO, HCL Infosystems.
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Source: The Hindu Business Line