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Today, iBall has announced the launch of Intel Atom based tablet that runs on Microsoft's Windows platform at the price of Rs. 16,999. In fact, iBall has collaborated with the two technology giants to increase the penetration of affordable business devices in India. The tablet will be available across India within few weeks. Moreover, iBall also plans to launch 10.1-inch 2-in-1 by end of this month.
Dubbed as iBall Slide Tablet, it is the first budget 3G business tablet powered by Windows 8.1 operating system and Intel Atom processor. And the 8 inch tablet comes packed with several free licenses, including the Microsoft Office license for one year, 1 TB (terabyte) OneDrive cloud storage, and the Windows Defender Antivirus and Firewall to protect the tablet.
As far as the specs are concerned, the tablet comes with an 8-inch IPS display, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage (with 64 GB further expendability), 5MP auto focus camera with flash, and a front 2MP camera for video chatting.
It also lets users connect all accessories and peripherals including the keyboard, mouse, speaker, USB, projector, and scanner, as any normal PC or laptop does. The Slide Tablet also supports HDMI to connect to the TV, or other devices, and the built-in 3G SIM slot enables anywhere, anytime connectivity. It lets you do everything you can do on a laptop and more. It weighs just 354 gms.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director iBall said, "iBall is excited to present the Intel based Windows Tablet PC. The latest association with the IT stalwarts Intel and Microsoft further reinforces our position as one of the leading brands in Tablet PCs. We are proud to work with Intel and Microsoft who have been trend setters in technology."
Highlighting Intel's association with iBall, Anand Ramamoorthy, Director Consumption Sales, Intel South Asia , said, "The new iBall tablet and 2 in 1 powered by the Intel Atom Processors will not only provide an ideal balance of performance and battery life but will also deliver a great value for money proposition to its users. Intel Atom processor-based tablets running Windows 8 provide efficient performance and built-in security features to meet the users' business needs."
Neeraj Gill, Group Director - OEM, Microsoft India said, "I congratulate iBall on the launch of their first Windows-based tablet today. Our deep engagement with local OEMs is one of the engines of growth for Windows and we are proud of our partnership with iBall. With iBall Slide Tablet PC, Windows-based tablets are now available to a whole new group of consumers in India, who are looking for innovation and value. Consumer usage patterns around technology are constantly evolving and people are looking for tablets which allow both work productivity and entertainment. The iBall Slide Tablet PC offers consumers the power of a PC in a tablet and comes with a free one-year subscription of Office 365 Personal that includes Power Point, Word, Excel, OneNote plus 1TB of cloud storage through OneDrive."