In the midst of flashy Macs and Surface Pros comes a simple device that has a potential to change the way you compute. It's not a joke of any kind neither an advice to highlight struggling giant Dell. After a long time the engineers over at Dell have come up with a simple tool in a form of thumb drive. What's so special about ‘Project Ophelia ‘is that you can plug the device to a HMDI ready T.V or monitor--making the experience enjoyable, and pretty straight forward?
The device is powered by Android, and was announced back in January at CES 2013. It is centered around cloud computing meaning there is no fixed storage or regular hard drive you see on a regular desktop computer. It supports 1080p HD video playback. If the device can play Full HD videos without any hiccups then it would probably play video games at same fantastic rate. Supported by wireless Bluetooth mouse and keyboard; it can used like any regular desktop PC, reports PCWorld. It will have connectivity options such as Wi-Fi and HDMI support.
"Ophelia can turn any screen or display into a PC, gaming machine or a TV set-top box", said Jeff McNaught, executive director at Dell Wyse. Mr. Jeff further said "Users will be able to download apps, movies and TV shows from the Google Play store ". The inexpensive computer would cost consumers $100 (Rs. 5488).
As per Dell's plan, the device will be handed over to developer community followed by cable operators and telecom providers. Around August end or in the first week of September, a consumer can purchase the actual retail unit. The PC maker is aiming to target enterprise segment.
We want to make sure when we release the product that it's perfect. The enterprise is one market we understand," McNaught said.