HCL Infosystems Ltd., India’s premier information enabling and Integration Company, reinforced its position as the harbinger of world-class technology with the introduction of the Intel® 865G chipset in its PCs, ahead of competition. This chipset, yet another first in the industry from HCL Insys, will enable users to realize the full potential of Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology by synchronizing the performance of the processor, the motherboard and the memory. This break through technology is being introduced in HCL Insys’ enterprise PC range Infiniti and consumer PCs Beanstalk.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr George Paul, Associate V P Marketing, HCL Infosystems Ltd., said, “Bringing the best of breed technology to customers at affordable prices is a dream for many, but a reality at HCL Insys. The technology will be available to both high and low end users through our two brands, Infiniti and Beanstalk, coupled with our unmatched service, it is bound to deliver a richer computing experience for them. We want to play the role of a catalyst in the adaptation of innovative technology by either enterprises or home users. Our credo has always been, and will remain, making technology affordable to the masses.”
“In choosing Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology-based PCs, corporate IT organizations get more PC performance and responsiveness while minimizing the impact of essential background tasks such as virus checking, email encryption, and file compression, resulting in higher performance, manageable, and secure infrastructure,” said Jayant Murty, general manager – marketing, Intel Technology (I) Pvt. Ltd.
“Platforms featuring Hyper-Threading technology and the Intel® 865 chipset enable increased IT and end user productivity while reducing the cost of ownership for corporate PCs by advancing PC technology at all price points.”
Home users also benefit with these new HT Technology-enabled PCs giving them the power to do more at the same time without sacrificing performance. For instance, users can smoothly record live TV (PVR) while gaming without impacting playback quality or they can play their favorite game while encoding the latest music in the background. The new platforms also enable new usage models like editing family video to produce DVD movies that can be shared with friends and families.
The Intel’s HT technology, introduced by HCL Insys in November last year, improves reaction and response times, as well as allows servers to support more users. HT technology basically allows the enabled processor appear as two ‘logical’ processors to the operating system, thus allowing the execution of two ‘threads’. Although this meant at least a 25 per cent boost in performance, the full potential of the path-breaking technology was not realized due to lack of the CPU speed not being matched by an advance in the motherboard and memory technology. The path breaking Intel chipset changes this by adding intelligence to help manage and prioritize multiple threads received from the microprocessor.
The key features of the all-new Infiniti Pro BL series Desktop with Intel 865G chipset include Front Side Bus with support for 800 / 533 MHz ; processors supporting HT technology including the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 3.06 GHz with 533 MHz FSB and Intel® Pentium® 4 processors 2.40C GHz, 2.60C GHz, 2.80 GHz, 3 GHz with 800 MHz FSB; memory support for DDR 400 / 333 RAM with maximum memory supported being 4 GB; Hard Disk Drive supporting Serial ATA 150 MB/sec and Parallel ATA 100 MB/sec based IDE hard disk drive; Integrated Intel® Extreme Graphics 2.
This latest range of Infiniti Desktop will bring a host of benefits to customers that includes a stable platform supporting platform longevity for fastest Intel Pentium 4 processors with 800 / 533 MHz FSB; delivers increased system responsiveness and performance through Hyper-Threading technology and Flexible memory technology allows a spectrum of DDR RAM usage from highest performance to more cost effective system. Other key benefits include improved performance with faster Intel Pentium 4 processor, memory bandwidth, upgradeability to latest graphics cards and connectivity. In addition, it will also bring enhanced scalability and compatibility to consumers.
The Beanstalk 4685 and 4655 series too have been specially designed to realize the true potential of the Hyper-Threading technology by supporting the Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.4 GHz with Hyper-Threading technology, coupled with the latest Intel chipset and Fsb DDR SDRAM. With their latest PCs, HCL Infosystems will be targeting the home segment in the Beanstalk range and the enterprise segment in the Infiniti range. While Beanstalk PC’s are available from a nation-wide channel network, the Infiniti range is customizable according to the preferences of the enterprise.
The new HCL PCs come with some exclusive features like the 800 MHz System Bus, which provides the benefit of platform longevity. The 400 MHz DDR SDRAM enhances system speed especially while using multimedia applications and the AGP 8 X Interface provides the user with superior gaming experience through the use of advanced 3D graphics. The USB 2.0 ports come with an enhanced bandwidth for a variety of today’s demanding high speed peripherals like a printer, scanner, mouse, web-camera, gaming device.