RDP, committed to developing affordable computing solutions for entry-level consumers, announced the availability of the highly anticipated RDP ThinBookultra slim laptop for customers across India at a press event. The ThinBook has the distinction of being India’s most affordable 14.1” laptop in its segment, available under INR 10,000.
The event was also marked by the presence of Mr. K. T. Rama Rao,Minister of Information Technology, Government of Telangana, and Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary – IT, Electronics & Communications Department, Government of Telangana, who spoke about the importance of affordable computing devices for consumers and the various initiatives to catalyse technology uptake in the State. The Hon’ble IT Minister also presented the 14.1” ThinBook to its first few owners from Telangana, who had pre-booked the revolutionary device along with thousands of other Indians.
Developed in strategic association with ecosystem players Microsoft and Intel, the new device aims to address the needs of entry-level consumers looking for an affordable yet robust device.
RDP’s ThinBook is equipped with class-leading hardware and software making the device an efficient, no-compromise solution. The device comes packed with the latest generation Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Processor. The on-board High Speed USB 3.0 allows 10X data transfer speeds vis-à- vis USB 2.0 offered on similarly-priced laptops. The ThinBook runs on genuine Windows 10software, helping users be more productive with the intuitive operating system. First time users will greatly benefit from Windows 10 as it is the most secure Windows ever and comes with enhanced Windows Defender and Smart Screen to help safeguard against viruses, malware and phishing.Windows 10 will also give users access to a world of smart and premium features such as a digital assistant, Cortana, and access to a growing selection of Microsoft certified apps and content on their laptops through the Windows Store.
Showcasing its affordable solutions across form factors for different kinds of usage, the company also displayed its Microsoft and Intel powered 8” Gravity Tablets, 10.1” ThinBook 2- in-1 Laptops, the ThinBook Convertible and the PlugPC.
Speaking on the availability of the RDP ThinBook, Mr. VikramRedlapalli, Founder & Managing Director, RDP Workstations Pvt. Ltd., said, “India is at the cusp of a digital revolution and there is a huge demand for affordable yet trustworthy computing devices to fuel this revolution further. At RDP, we believe that a lower price point at the cost of performance will not be accepted by the end consumers. We are proud to make the ThinBook available to consumers across India and are confident that the consumers will appreciate the overall package that has been designed to deliver sturdy performance and good looks all under INR 9,999.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Country General Manager, Consumer Channel Group, Microsoft India, said,“Microsoft is committed to empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. We have been working closely with local OEM partners to develop more affordable personal computing devices and assist uptake of technology in the country. We have been making strategic investments towards expanding our OEM partner ecosystem to augment availability of affordable devices across price points and form factors, and our association with RDP for their new affordable ThinBook is a part of our ongoing strategy to further the Windows devices ecosystem in the country. We are confident that ThinBook will introduce a much larger audience to Windows 10, helping them get the latest and most powerful computing experience.”
Speaking on the occasion, Anand Ramamoorthy, Director – Consumption Sales, Intel South Asia, said, “Intel India has been committed to collaborating with local device manufacturers to deliver amazing personal computing experiences in the country. This is a part of our ongoing effort to digitize India, one person at a time. The new RDP ThinBook, offered at an attractive price point and available nationwide, will contribute to this story of digitizing the country.”