New Delhi, June 17, 2015: Microsoft India, in partnership with iBall, today announced the launch of iBall Splendo, the first compact and affordable PC-on-a-stick device that can convert a TV into a fully functional PC and a Smart TV. Priced at INR 8,999 only which includes a wireless deskset (mouse and keyboard), all the user has to do is plug the device into the HDMI input on the TV for a complete Windows PC experience.
Speaking on the occasion, Vineet Durani – Director Windows Business Group, Microsoft India said: “The iBall Splendo is for people who love devices and want to be connected all the time using multiple form factors. These users are tech enthusiasts who love gadgets, have access to multiple TVs at home, love the Smart TV experience and use Windows for browsing, social networking and multimedia consumption.”
Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director iBall commented “The new era of exciting, easy to use, miniaturized and affordable devices is becoming the trend. iBall Splendo PC-On-Stick is one such device which will be useful for every home and office conference room providing different dimensions to use the PC as well as get great multimedia and internet experience by attaching it to the TV. A true convergence of technology for every age group and for every need!”
“The Intel® Processor based Splendo adds a new dimension to computing as we know it. Whether one needs to develop digital signage, add intelligence to a conference room projector or deploy a room full of PCs running the same operating system, the Splendo delivers the performance, cost and size that users’ need while efficiently meeting their computing needs anywhere and at any time” said Sandeep Aurora, Director – Marketing and Market Development, Intel South Asia.
The iBall Splendo is a compact device that can fit neatly into your pocket. It is powered by the Intel Atom Quad-core processor, runs Windows 8.1 and has a 2 GB RAM with 32GB in-built memory. When connected to a TV, through its HDMI male plug, the device can turn the TV into a PC – complete with features including HD graphics, multi-channel digital audio, a micro SDXC slot, Normal USB port, Micro USB port, Wi-Fi and in-built Bluetooth 4.0. The device has a fanless design and comes with a one-year warranty.
The fully functional PC set-up can be used for work, such as checking emails and document editing. Because of its small size, it is portable and can be carried along while travelling on work as a replacement for the laptop. It can also be used for entertainment purposes, surfing through YouTube/videos, browsing photos and play games on TV.
iBall Splendo will be available for sale beginning of July across the country. It will also be broadly available on IT and TV retail channels.
About Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MICROSOFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 6,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services and support, across nine Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Microsoft is committed to touching and transforming lives and businesses in India through technology.
Envisioning the tremendous potential for innovative products required by the ever-evolving users in computing and digital world, iBall was launched in September 2001. iBall, which started off with just one product category – the mouse, is present now in over 26 product categories. iBall today is considered as one of the most innovative and fastest growing brands in most of its product categories. t has a strong pan India presence with 26 branches across the country. iBall has enviable penetration and its products are available in over 750 cities and towns right from large format retail outlets to small neighbourhood shops. iBall is perhaps the only brand which has over 150 self-owned service centres to provide after-sales services across the country. At iBall, there is a continuing endeavour to improve, enhance and introduce robust products with the latest technologies.
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