As the mobile market in India opens its gates to new devices, companies now have a chance to introduce some really amazing and useful devices to the market. iBall seems to be doing just that by launching the iBall CompBook series of notebooks which run on Windows 10 out of the box at a starting price of just Rs. 9999!
There are two versions of the CompBooks right now. One which is the CompBook Excelance 11.6″ priced at Rs. 9999 and the CompBook Exemplair 14″ priced at Rs. 13,999. Other than the screen sizes, the rest of the specifications of the notebooks are same.
The notebooks run on Windows 10 out of the box as mentioned before and under the hood there is an Intel Atom Z3735F processor powering the laptop. The processor has 4 cores with 4 threads and features a 2MB L2 cache and it is clocked at 1.33Ghz which can turbo boost to 1.83Ghz. When it comes to RAM, you get 2GB of RAM which is decent. You do get a webcam but expect a VGA camera at this price point. Apart from that, you get 32GB onboard storage which can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card.
When it comes to battery life, the notebooks come with a huge 10,000 mAh battery which as per iBall will last up to 8.5 hours of usage. When on stand-by, you will get about 31 hours of battery life which is quite amazing. For ports, you get a 3.5mm audio jack for both headphones and microphone and you also get a HDMI port along with 2 USB 2.0 ports. You get dual speakers at the back of the notebook as well. Connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth are also available.
The touchpad on these laptops is quite feature rich as it supports multi-touch functionality on which you can use different gestures. For a laptop which sells at such low price, these set of features are quite great.
Microsoft Windows 10 on iBall CompBook
As mentioned above, these notebooks come loaded with Windows 10 out of the box which means you already have the latest version of Windows running on the laptop. You can go ahead and use Windows 10 features like Cortana, Continuum and more as soon as your laptop is set up.
There are also PRO version of these notebooks i.e. CompBook Excelance Pro 11.6″ priced at Rs. 19,999 and the CompBook Exemplair Pro 14″ priced at Rs. 24,999. These versions come with Windows 10 Pro preinstalled which is a more feature rich version of Windows 10.
As per Microsoft, the number of Windows 10 users across the world are increasing exponentially everyday which means they are doing something right with their Windows 10 devices. Mr. Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Country General Manager, Microsoft India also mentioned that their partnership with iBall and Intel in India is just starting and they are looking forward to provide great Windows 10 computing options to people in India at reallt affordable prices.
All in all, these devices do come at a great price tag. Rs. 9999 for a Windows 10 notebook means more people will be able to get their own first laptop which is a good thing.