Microsoft India, in partnership with iBall, today announced the launch of iBall Splendo, the firstcompact and affordable PC-on-a-stick devicethat can convert their TV into a fully functional PCand 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 thedeviceinto 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!”
What is iBall Splendo
The iBall Splendo is a compact device that can fit neatly into your pocket. It is powered bythe Intel Atom Quad-core processor, runs Windows 8.1and has a2GBRAM 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-Fiand in-built Bluetooth 4.0. The device has a fanless design and comes with a one-year warranty.
The fully functional PC set-up canbe 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.
As far as I recall, this is not a new Product, The similar product was already launched by Intel known as Computer on Stick also costing around $ 149.
Intel Computer stick is pre-installed with Windows 8.1 or Linux, you can get a complete experience on an ultra-small, power-efficient device that is just four inches long. Yet, it packs the power and reliability of a quad-core Intel Atom processor, with built-in wireless connectivity, on-board storage, and a micro SD card slot for additional storage.
It is one simple device that can fit your pocket, easily portable and can convert any television or HDMI monitor into a fully-functional PC.