Old Brand with a new Name, this is what an HCL ME (mobile excitement) laptops are for you. HCL has re-branded its whole range of Laptops into ME version in hope of increasing their market share from the current 7% in India. But this time, HCL seems to be stressing on some key features of this range of laptops, ‘Data Recovery’, ‘Sharing a very large file with ease’, ‘Data saving by Locking’ and ‘Special protection towards Phishing attacks’.
The ME Range of laptops starts from a mere price of Rs.19000 and has the Ultimate ME notebook at Rs.65000.
If you have no idea of HCL laptops, here is a quick look at a mid range ME laptop, HCL ME K4108.
It’s powered by Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium OS with Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T 4300 (2.1GHz)
RAM is a mere 2GB for this price of Rs.32640 where other major players in this range like Dell Inspiron has at least a RAM of 3GB or 4GB in some models.
Hard Disk is 320GB, a DVD Super Multi Drive is provided. Intel WLAN 5100AGN will do the work for providing you the Wireless Broadband experience.
The Monitor is again disappointing which is an age old 14” WXGA (1280 x 800 resolutions) and not the current sensation, LED screen.
A 4 in 1 card reader will be the interface between your HD photos in your camera and your laptop. The weight is more on the higher side like the Bulky Dell laptops at 2.4 kgs (without the adapter). When HCL is marketing the products as ‘mobile’ excitement, they should have concentrated on decreasing its weight too. Where is the excitement carrying a bulky 2.4kgs laptop on my back, certainly 2.4 kgs is very heavy for anyone to carry while travelling.
The Battery life too isn’t great at only 2.4hours where one could expect it to be up to 4 hours of idle time.
If there are any gaming freaks out there then this one would come in good for them. HCL ME K4180 comes with 10000 gaming hours.
Other pre-installed software’s include HCL leaptop companion DVD, EC2 System recovery Utility and McAfee Antivirus.
As said be fore this one is priced at Rs.32640.