Windows 10 laptop for Rs. 9,999 only catches the attention of every one. “iBall has launched this laptop to make technology handy to a common man too. Ten thousand bucks is not a big amount to purchase a Laptop and is very much affordable”,iBall Director and CEO Sandeep Parasrampuria told PTI. Additionally he also stated that the company will add 2-3 new models around Diwali to the sub-brand, iBall CompBook.
iBall anticipates that its revenue is going to increase by 30 percent as the technology firm expands product portfolio in the country. iBall has a partnership with Microsoft and Intel for the Laptop.The Windows 10 operating system-powered laptops will be launched in two variants for consumers —
- 11.6-inch screen (Excelance) for Rs 9,999 and
- 14-inch (Exemplaire) screen for Rs. 13,999.
For business users, iBall CompBook Laptops will come with Windows 10 Pro and features like secure boot, domain join, bit locker and remote desktop with prices starting at Rs 19,999.
- The laptops are backed by Intel quadcore processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB in-built storage (expandable up to 64GB).
- Both laptops have a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and are powered by a 1.83GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM.
- The devices offer 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded by up to 64GB via a microSD card.
- In addition, both come with Windows 10 pre-installed and offer a 10000mAh battery, which the company claims can offer 8.5 hours of video playback. The laptops also come with 2 USB ports and a HDMI port.
Users can also buy supplementary add-ons such as an insurance pack, which covers accidental damage, theft, and breakage, along with an additional one-year warranty pack. Business users also have the option of purchasing the iBall CompBook laptop with Windows 10 Pro instead of the Home edition, which will come with unique features like Secure Boot, Domain Join, Bit Locker, Remote Desktop and more. Prices for this version start at Rs. 19,999.
Sandeep is confident that a lot of people will at least start considering the Excelance as an entry-level laptop. “This isn’t something that can’t be replicated,” he admitted, adding that there’s definitely going to be similar offerings within months from other players too.