Computers International (Asia) Wednesday launched here ACi
Icon-1100, a laptop computer costing just Rs.4,999.
"We are creating history and this is what the whole country has
been waiting for, a fully functional, high resolution 10.2 inch
screen laptop at a never before attempted price," said managing
director Hirji Patel, a non-resident Indian from Britain.
The sleek laptop is equipped with a VIA processor, 512MB
expandable to 1 GB RAM, storage 4GB expandable to 32GB, webcam,
with a high-definition audio and 3 USB ports, powered by a 700 gms
battery, Patel told media-persons.
"We shall continuously develop the model to meet consumers' needs,
especially the middle-class, the poor and student community of
today," said the London-based missile
Patel set up Allied Computers International (Asia) Limited and the
ACi brand in May 2002.
Besides the laptop, ACi also launched its full range of
mid-to-high end laptop series having the latest technology.
"While fulfilling our goal of developing India as a laptop nation
with continuous price breaks, we shall offer latest technology in
all our models to ensure India is never used as a dumping ground
by other MNCs," he said.
The commercial launch for Icon-1100 starts next month and by
August customers can buy a piece of their choice from the market.