Continuing with its legacy of spearheading the introduction of world’s latest computing technologies for the customers in India, HCL Infosystems Limited, India’s premier information enabling company and the country’s largest PC manufacturer, today announced the launch of India’s first personal computer with One Terabyte hard drive capacity, with special focus towards designing, animation professionals and consumers who use and store multimedia content such handicam video’s, home movies, high definition pictures etc.
Powered by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies’ recently launched Deskstar® 7K1000 hard drive, industry’s first hard drive with 1 TB capacity, the new HCL PC has been introduced in two flavours, entry level and a high-end Digital Content Creation Workstation. These PCs offers ten times more average storage space than other PCs available in the market today. The entry level PC ships with Intel Core Two Duo processor, 1 GB RAM, 17″ Flat Panel Monitor, HCL EC2 Technology and HCL Active Management Console. Whereas Digital Content Creation Workstation comes loaded with Intel Core Two Duo processor and a special bundle of Quadro FX 1500 and Adobe Production Studio Premium.
1 TB capacity allows consumers to store as much video, music, photographs and other data as they want. It is a boon for the enterprise customers undertaking data-intensive projects in graphic designing, animation, publishing and video editing etc.
Mr. George Paul, Vice President, HCL Infosystems Limited said, “HCL has always read the technology adoption trends of Indian consumers ahead of time, and introduced advanced computing technologies to meet their emerging demands. Our launch of India’s first 1 Terabyte PCs, armed with Hitachi’s record-breaking Deskstar 7K1000 hard drive, delivers unparalleled storage advantage to enterprise consumers working on storage-intensive applications across industries, including publishing, designing and production houses.”
“Today’s consumers are living digital lifestyles and are always demanding more hard drive storage capacity for their videos, music and photographs; all of which consume large volumes of hard drive space. These new PCs will take care of all their storage needs and ensure that they no longer have to worry about running out of disk space,” Mr. Paul added.
“Hitachi GST and HCL have been working closely for the past two years on several new initiatives like the Leaptop Notebooks, Infiniti Performance Servers with 15K rpm drives etc.,” said James Ho, Managing Director, Asia Pacific South, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. “HCL’s PCs with the Hitachi Deskstar 1TB drive is another step in strengthening our relationship and offering a high-performance solution to the technology-savvy Indian IT consumer.”
HCL has announced countrywide availability of the these PCs, with the entry level model priced at Rs. 35,000 and the Digital Content Creation Workstation at Rs 99,000/-.
Technology has taken rapid strides in recent years. In 1969, storing one terabyte of data would have taken 1,25,00,000 of then available 8″ floppy disks. In turn, coving approximately 60,000 sq. ft. of area to store these floppies.
HCL PCs with 1 Terabyte hard drive can store:
- 56,000,000 pages of letter-sized text
- 333,000 high-resolution (3MB each) jpeg images
- 1,000,000 e-Books
- 250,000 MP3 songs (4MB each) – that’s almost two years of music without hearing the same song twice
- 500 standard-definition movies
- 125 high-definition movies
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems, with revenues (TTM) of US$ 2.6 billion (Rs. 11,897 crores), is India’s premier information enabling and system integration company. HCL offers products and infrastructure solutions in the fields of computing, communication, networking, office automation, broadcasting and imaging. It has partnerships with leading global players like Intel, AMD, Toshiba, Bull, Ericsson, Cisco, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple, Computer Associates, Casio, Symantec and Konica Minolta among others.
HCL has a direct sales, channel sales and retail sales network pan India. HCL has a support of 360+ customer service centers and four ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. HCL Infosystems has pan India presence across metros and non-metros. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in
About HCL Enterprise
HCL Enterprise is a leading global technology and IT enterprise with annual revenues of US $4 billion. The HCL Enterprise comprises two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is India’s original IT garage start-up. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Technology and Application Services, BPO, Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises over 45,085 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 17 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information please visit www.hcl.in