iBall Splendo PC-on-a-Stick With Windows 8.1 Launched at Rs. 8,999

iBall in partnership with Microsoft India has launched its first PC-on-a-stick device, dubbed Splendo. The Windows-based mini computer, which is meant to turn a TV into a PC or Smart TV, has been priced at Rs. 8,999.The iBall Splendo will go on sale in early July across the country and will also be available via online and TV retail channels.Much like other PC-on-a-stick devices, the iBall Splendo can also fit in a pocket. It is powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor and runs Windows 8.1. It comes with 2GB of RAM while packing 32GB of inbuilt storage.

The device is just required to be plugged into the HDMI input of the TV for a complete Windows PC experience. Some of the features offered by the Splendo include HD graphics, multi-channel digital audio, a microSD card slot, regular USB port, Micro-USB port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The device has a fan-less design and comes with a one-year warranty from the company.

Commenting on the launch, Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director, iBall said, “iBall Splendo PC-On-Stick is one such device which will be useful for every home and office conference room providing different dimensions to use the PC as well as get great multimedia and internet experience by attaching it to the TV. A true convergence of technology for every age group and for every need.”

Vineet Durani, Director Windows Business Group, Microsoft India said, “The iBall Splendo is for people who love devices and want to be connected all the time using multiple form factors. These users are tech enthusiasts who love gadgets, have access to multiple TVs at home, love the Smart TV experience and use Windows for browsing, social networking and multimedia consumption.”

Back in April, Google launched the Asus Chromebit offering a computer-on-a-stick with Chrome OS. The Chromebit could be plugged into a display to turn it into a PC