RDP ThinBook: RDP is an IT hardware and mobility devices manufacturing company, and they have launched ‘India’s Cheapest 14.1-Inch Laptop’ – the RDP ThinBook ultra slim at a price of Rs. 9,999.
Ruling India’s most affordable laptop list, it runs on Windows 10 Home. It has been developed in strategic association with ecosystem players Microsoft and Intel. According to RDP, they created the laptop keeping in my the entry-level consumers looking for an affordable yet robust device.
The RDP ThinBook features a 14.1-inch HD (1366×768 pixels) LED-backlit display. It weighs 1.4kg and comes coupled with 2GB of RAM. It is powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 SoC (4 cores, 4 threads, 1.44GHz base clock, 1.84GHz Turbo clock, 2MB Cache). The notebook bears 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). Its 10000mAh Li-Polymer battery is rated to deliver up to 8.5 hours of backup.
K.T. Rama Rao, Telangana’s Information Technology Minister, launched the laptop and assured all support to RDP for its plans to manufacture the device in Telangana in three to four quarters. The launch was also attended by Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Country General Manager, Consumer Channel Group, Microsoft India and Anand Ramamoorthy, Director – consumption sales, Intel South Asia.
RDP Workstations Pvt. Ltd founder and managing director, Vikram Redlapalli revealed their plans to sell 30,000 to 40,000 devices during the current financial year. “This is our first product in consumer space. We see a huge potential in affordable computing devices,” he said. Vikram informed that the company is looking forward launching the very powerful variants of the RDP ThinBook, which was designed in Hyderabad but manufactured in Taiwan. He further said that they are looking forward to bringing down the cost by manufacturing the device in Telangana by availing the incentives the state offers.
At the launch event, the company also showcased their other affordable products like 8-inch Gravity Tablets, 10.1-inch ThinBook 2-in-1 Laptops, the PlugPC, and the ThinBook Convertible. These are all powered by Intel processors and Microsoft.