- Beanstalk Xtreme – 1st desktop in India based on Intel® Core-i7 processor and power-packed by Microsoft Windows® Ultimate 7
- 1st desktop in India to ship NVIDIA ®’s CUDATM accelerated applications pre-loaded
- 1st desktop in the world designed with one touch button for customer service
- Beanstalk range to revolutionize the home computing experience, available in variants – Classic, Ultima and Xtreme
HCL Infosystems India’s premier hardware, services and ICT system Integration company, today announced the return of Beanstalk, one of the most popular desktop range to cater to the growing demand for cutting-edge technology on the home computing front. With power-packed features and advanced technologies, the all new HCL Beanstalk range will offer the ultimate convenience of productivity, connectivity and an incredible new entertainment experience. HCL Beanstalk was India’s first Home Multimedia PC launched by HCL Infosystems in 1995 with a view to address the fast emerging home computing market.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. George Paul, Executive Vice President, HCL Infosystems Ltd said “HCL Infosystems has a strong heritage in computing business and always pioneered the latest technology for the Indian consumers. We have successfully maintained a strong foothold in the desktop category and have believed in high performance, providing a better experience to our customers. We are leveraging our robust ‘eco system’ of partners to deliver the performance and set the trend for a smarter computing lifestyle.”
“The return of HCL Beanstalk PCs is a significant step towards expanding our leadership positioning in the high end desktop space. HCL Beanstalk will transform the mainstream consumer experience by bringing a whole rich world of multimedia, entertainment, education and lifestyle aiding features.”, he added.
Commenting on the launch Mr. Rishi Srivastava, Group Director OEM, Microsoft India said, “We have enjoyed a very long partnership with HCL, including the first Home PC introduced in India or even the first Media Center PC in India. Today, we are delighted to further cement our long term association, with the return of HCL Beanstalk PCs that will help us collaboratively deliver a premium computing experience to PC users in India. With Windows 7, Microsoft has built an operating system that makes new things possible. It is the PC simplified, and customers will experience a faster, smarter and more secure operating system that just works the way they want.”
According to Sandeep Aurora, Director – Sales and Marketing, Intel South Asia, “The HCL Beanstalk range uses the Intel® Core™ i7 processor which features the exclusive Intel® Turbo Boost Technology for adaptive performance, and thus smarter computing. PCs using this technology automatically accelerate performance, adjusting to the workload to give users an immediate performance boost when needed. The Core i7 processor therefore is energy efficient to the point of shutting down processing cores or reducing power consumption to provide PC performance when people need it. Consumers can now experience smart performance for music, gaming, videos, movies, photos, social networking and other demanding mainstream applications.”
Mr Nishant Goyal, Head of Sales, South Asia, NVIDIA Corporation added “Consumers want blazing fast performance—whether blasting their way through the latest game or being socially responsible and sharing their PC’s processing power to help find cures for diseases. HCL has just made this easier by pre-loading a set of applications that utilize the power of NVIDIA®’s GeForce® graphics cards. We are proud to be associated with HCL. Consumers need not settle for an underpowered desktop PC to drive demanding applications.”
HCL Infosystems has launched three models of Beanstalk PCs for the Indian market i.e. Beanstalk Classic, Beanstalk Ultima and Beanstalk Xtreme. The Beanstalk range has been equipped with newly designed interface of Microsoft Windows 7 and has Intel Core i3, i5 & i7 processors to completely revolutionize the digital entertainment in India. Beanstalk Classic comes with a sound system from one of the world’s best name in sound, the Bose® Companion 2 Multimedia speaker system. The Bose® Companion 2 Multimedia speaker system incorporates the proprietary TrueSpaceTM stereo digital processing circuitry that creates a wide two-channel soundstage engineered specifically for listening on your computer. These speakers deliver improved sound performance over most conventional computer speakers. Beanstalk Xtreme lends your gaming a new dimension with the Bose® Around Ear Headphones which deliver high audio performance. The desktop will also bring in for the 1st time the aspect of faster movie making feature, faster conversion of audio and video files and quicker editing of movies with Nvidia® CUDA. The product will come along with LIFEBOX, as a value-add pack, which includes a collection of premium content in 41 DVDs and CDs.
The all new HCL Beanstalk PCs range starts at Rs. 39, 990 and goes upto Rs. 85000, plus applicable taxes inclusive of three-year comprehensive warranty and 3 years McAfee Access. HCL Beanstalk range will be available at all HCL Digilife stores and retail outlets across the country.
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems Ltd, with revenue (LTM) of US $ 2.5 billion (Rs. 12,233 crores) is India’s premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL is a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization. India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure Management Services Organization, HCL has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, eGovernance & Power. HCL has India’s largest distribution and retail network, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia, and many more. HCL today has India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facility with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience & HCL desktops is the largest selling brand into the enterprise space. With India’s largest ICT services network that reaches to every corner of India, HCL’s award winning Support Services makes it the preferred choice of enterprise and consumers alike. HCL Infosystems has a 100% subsidiary that addresses the physical security technology system integration market. The subsidiary leverages technology to build a security framework called ‘Safe State’ that safe guard’s life, infrastructure & society. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in