HCL introduces $350 laptops

Indo-Asian News Service,New Delhi
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Small is definitely big this year. In less than a week after Tata Motors launched its Rs.100,000 ($2,500) car, Nano, another Indian firm, HCL Infosystems, Tuesday launched a laptop for the masses for Rs.14,000 (about $350).
HCL launched two variants of the laptops, called HCL MiLeap X Series priced at Rs.13,990 and HCL MiLeap Y Series at Rs.29,990.
“Our objective was to launch a laptop that will take technology to the masses. We have not compromised on any feature at all and it is just like any other laptop,” Ajai Chowdhry, chairman and CEO, HCL Infosystems Ltd, told a press conference here.

The laptops weigh less than a kilogram with a screen size of seven inches. Both the models have network ports, are Wi-Fi enabled and have the option for a data card.
The high-end MiLeap Y Series laptops are powered by Intel’s Ultra Mobile Platform and Microsoft’s Vista Home Premium operating system.
The Y Series weighs 960 grams and has a seven-inch swivel screen. It also comes with a hard disk drive of 80 GB with Bluetooth and Ethernet network ports, offering full functionality of a personal computer with Internet.The X series notebook looks a lot like and Intel Classmate PC, but rebranded, it has an Intel 915GMS chipset coupled with a Celeron ULV 353 processor running at 900MHz.Specifications

  • Intel 915GMS chipse.
  • Celeron ULV 353 processor – 900MHz.
  • Half a gig of RAM, and 2 gigs of flash storage, which may or may not be expandable.
  • A2-in-1 card reader.
  • Apair of USB ports.
  • Built in speakers
  • WiFi in the b/g flavors.
  • 6-cell battery that should last about 4 hours.
  • weight 1.44 kilograms
  • 7-inch 800×400 color LCD.

Sources:

  • NDTV gadgets
  • slashgear.com
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4 Responses to HCL introduces $350 laptops

  1. jayadevan os says:

    I am a engineer designe few Products with Atmel microcontrollers, please send me the latest product details

  2. N K Chinoy says:

    I am interested in knowing more details about HCL Mileap X series and Y series. Also pl. provide the details of the dealer in Baroda (Gujarat State) who can provide demo of the same.

  3. karthik k says:

    I like to know that When the HCL MiLeap x Series will release in Market.

  4. harish says:

    nice move from HCL , but this product is basically from intel . I fear it is a wrong decision from intels side to get involved with HCL.
    I read the full story from http://www.mileap.in

    do check it

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