ACi, expanded as Allied Computers International which is a laptop brand from UK, has just launched a low-cost, affordable laptop in India. The laptop is called as ACi Icon 1100 and it will cost you just Rs. 4,999. The Laptop would be available at the stores by the end of July 2012.
ACi Icon 1100 seems a sleek laptop with a 10.2" LED display with 1024 x 768 of screen resolution. It is equipped with VIA processor, 512MB RAM (expandable up to 1 GB), 4GB of Physical storage (expandable up to 32GB), Webcam, HD Audio, and 700 gms battery. The laptop also has 3 USB 2.0 ports and a push card reader for easy data transfer.
The laptop weighs 0.7kgs with net dimensions of 11 x 7.25 x 1 inches. Below listed are all specifications of ACi Icon 1100 Laptop:
|ACi Icon Specifications
|10.2” LED (1024 x 768 resolution)
|512MB expandable to 1.0GB RAM
|4GB expandable to 32GB
|High Definition Audio
|3 USB 2.0
|10/100 Ethernet Adaptor, Wireless Adaptor, 3G Ready
|1 Push Card Reader (MMC / SD)
|11.0(W) x 7.25 (D) 1.0 (H),
|0.7Kg with Battery
In India, ACi Icon 1100 will be sold by Allied Computers International (Asia) Limited, the BSE listed company and the Asian Branch of ACi. Mr. Hirji Patel (MD, ACi Asia) quoted at the launch of ACi Icon 1100:
"Ergonomics and proper usability of a Laptop by the today’s deprived segments is what we have focused on today in our ACi ICON model. We will by no means stop here and will continuously develop the models in months to come in order to meet consumers’ entire needs of today in order for them to up-bring their families to one day own slick, stylish and power laptops of tomorrow’s world."
Mr. Patel also said that ACi will also be launching more laptops in India, from mid to high end price and specs segments.
If you ask: Will ACi Icon 1100 be able to beat Aakash and BSNL Penta T-pad in price and functionality? Aakash and BSNL Penta Tablets are not those savvy gadgets you want to spend money on. I’m hoping for ACi Icon 100 not to be a bro of Aakash and BSNL Penta series tablets, since these devices has appeared so disappointing in features, functionality, usability and support. Stay tuned for more updates regarding ACi Icon 1100.