With an eye on the burgeoning notebook PC market in India, HCL Infosystems announced its foray into notebook manufacturing with a range of products customised for various target groups including students, doctors, lawyers and consumers.
The new `HCL Leaptops' range is being manufactured in India in Pondicherry facility, and designed as per the requirements of various target groups such as architect, doctors, info kiosks, women and defence segment. For instance, the company has launched a rugged notebook, designed to work in adverse atmospheric conditions including rain, snow, extreme vibration, with an ability to withstand temperature between minus 15 degree and 65 degree. The notebook for students offers pre-bundled licence of portals, where they can study the topics online and test their skills. HCL – which also has an ongoing distribution relationship with Toshiba – said it would continue to market the latter's notebooks through a separate division. The company has introduced media centre that offers single interface to all audio visual functions through remote control, and has also launched a notebook powered by Windows Starter Edition. The notebooks are priced at between Rs 27,490 and up to Rs one lakh.