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Mini Keyboard from Logitech

Logitech has unveiled the diNoVo Mini palm-sized keyboard with media remote and ClickPad in India.

Designed for people who’ve connected their PC to their TV, the compact, diNoVo Mini keyboard, using Bluetooth 2.0 makes it easy to control PC entertainment from a distance.

“The Logitech diNoVo mini keyboard extends Logitech’s tradition of developing innovative products to meet the changing times,” said Subrotah Biswas, Country Manager, India & SAARC, Logitech. “Today, more and more people are hooking up their PCs to their TVs. The sleek, minimalist design and thoughtful function make the diNoVo Mini keyboard the perfect complement to the living-room or home-theater PC.”
 
The diNoVo Mini keyboard features a keypad, dedicated hotkeys for media players and Web browsers, as well as prominent Page Up and Page Down buttons, which allow people to scroll when surfing the Web as well as zoom in and out of documents and images. The keyboard also offers a dedicated button that launches Windows Media Center, as well as a row of media controls that allow people to adjust volume and easily play, pause, stop, fast forward and rewind. Finally, the Page Up and Page Down buttons allow people to quickly change channels while watching Internet-based television.

 

The diNoVo Mini keyboard introduces a dual-purpose, round, thumb-sized ClickPad that can be used as a touch pad to point, scroll and click. It can also be used as a media remote and directional pad to navigate menus and make selections. The ClickPad features two backlight modes. When in touch-pad mode, the ClickPad is backlighted in orange. When in media-remote mode, the ClickPad’s directional buttons are backlighted in green.
 
The silver and black diNoVo Mini keyboard is priced at Rs. 9,495 and comes with a 3-year warranty.

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September 15, 2008 Posted by | Desktop | , | Leave a comment

Zenith Launches Low Cost PC, Laptop

Zenith Computers today announced the launch of a new laptop and desktop under the brand name ‘EcoStyle’.

The Zenith EcoStyle laptop priced at Rs. 14,999, will be the lowest priced Windows OS enabled laptop in the market; while the desktop PC will be available at a highly competitive market price of Rs. 11,999. The EcoStyle PC and laptop will be available across India soon at Zenith’s chain of authorized dealers and exclusive showrooms.

The EcoStyle laptop is Net enabled, and comes preloaded with the Microsoft productivity suite: an Operating System (Windows XP Home Edition), Microsoft Works (includes Word Processor, spreadsheets and PPT viewer), and Microsoft Windows Live Suite (Includes Email Client, Messenger and Family Safety from Windows Live OneCare).

The EcoStyle PC will give the customer an option of choosing Windows Vista Starter or Microsoft Windows XP Home. The desktop will also come preloaded with the Microsoft productivity suite.

Raj Saraf, CMD, Zenith Computers, said, “This initiative is a part of our continuous effort to foster advanced and hassle free computing experience. The initial Rs. 10,000 PC was launched with much fanfare, however it failed to perform. With the EcoStyle PC, Zenith is bringing a true low-cost PC which underlines performance and affordability for the consumers.”

August 29, 2008 Posted by | Desktop | , | Leave a comment

Desktop for the Indian Market only in Rs. 5,000

Chipset maker Intel Thursday announced the launch of a desktop range that starts at Rs. 5,000 (around $125) – a move that could trigger a major computing revolution in the country.

“We recognise there is an urgent need for industry and government to collaborate to enable people to connect to the Internet,” said R. Sivakumar, Intel’s South Asia’s managing director of sales and marketing group.

“The Internet is capable of transforming lives and the future of our country. Through the ‘Connected Indians’ movement, we hope to achieve precisely that,” he added.

Intel India Thursday launched the ‘Connected Indians’ movement, which aims at providing to users cheap machines dubbed as nettops and netbooks.

Collaborating with Intel are industry partners such as original equipment manufacturers and Internet service providers, as well as the government.

Less than a decade ago, personal computers came attached with a price tag of more than Rs. 50,000, and the average person could at best own an ‘assembled’ desktop at anything between Rs. 20,000-Rs. 25,000.

Based on Intel’s Atom processor – the chipmaker’s lowest priced processor launched earlier this year – OEMs such as Acer, HCL, Zenith, Intex, Lenovo, Wipro and Novatium, showcased various designs at the event.

“The ‘Connected Indians’ movement will bring with it rapid broadband deployment and help harness the powers of Internet to accelerate inclusive social and economic change,” Communications and Information Technology Minister A. Raja said during the announcement of the initiative.

The launch of the low-cost connectivity initiative marked the coming together of Intel, the various OEMs and the government, as well as other stakeholders such as talent developer NIIT, telecom operators such as Tata Teleservices, Tata Communication and Reliance Communications, and industry lobbies CII, Assocham and WiMax Forum.

Intel also signed an agreement with state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to jointly popularise broadband Internet and wireless broadband technology WiMAX.

August 29, 2008 Posted by | Desktop | , | Leave a comment