Tecno partners with Intel and Microsoft in the launch of its first PC WinPad 10 2in1
Tecno has officially joined the PC world in a new gadget launch the Tecno WinPad 10, a 2-in-1 device in collaboration with Intel Corporation and Microsoft. The device set to meet the needs of Kenya’s increasingly mobile working population is in line with Tecno’s quest to tap to emerging markets by providing innovative, quality and affordable devices.
WinPad is a combined tablet and laptop running on Windows 8.1 with Bing Operating system. The device powered by an Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor, comes in a package inclusive of the tablet, keypad and keyboard cover. The partnership that comes ahead of Microsoft’s official launch of Windows 10 end of July which will see users upgrade their devices to the Operating system for free.
Usability and portability
Many Kenyans are working on the move increasing the amount of time spent outside the office. As a result, the need for productivity on the go has increased and this device is designed to provide a solution to this need. The device, which only weighs 550 grams, is easily portable and much lighter than your normal PC.
This device can also easily fit into your suitcase or handbag, allowing you to transition from your office, to class, type notes if you are a student or prepare a presentation on the go. Users will enjoy one year of Microsoft Office 365, built-in 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 that allows consumers to surf the internet at optimal speeds, anytime, anywhere.
Commenting on the launch, Danie Steyn, General Manager for East Africa at Intel Corporation said, “Over the past few years, Intel’s advancements in processor technology have transformed the way we use computers and have led to an exciting array of sleek, responsive and powerful compute devices, at varying price points. TECNO WinPad 10 is proof of that. As a company we see a big opportunity working with TECNO to bring innovative, quality and affordable devices designed for emerging markets. This is just the beginning of our collaboration with TECNO.”
The Tecno WinPad 10 available across 41 Safaricom outlets around Kenya will not only bring functionality and convenience but also support an increasingly mobile business environment. The partnering companies have given insight on future collaborations to meet the market need of a rapidly growing mobile ecosystem.