Panache brand by Vardhaman Technology has launched Air PC, a compact PC-on-stick running full Windows, similar to the Intel Compute Stick. This tiny dongle will transform your TV or monitor with a HDMI port to a PC. It runs on Windows 10, and the company says that it is the first pocket PC in the world to launch with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system installed.
Panache Air PC specifications
- Intel Atom Bay Trail (Intel Z3735F 1.33GHz) processor
- Pre-installed with Windows 10 Operating System
- 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB/32GB storage
- HDMI Display Port
- Micro SD Card Slot
- 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 micro USB port, 1 micro USB port for power
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
The Panache Air PC is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 16GB version and Rs. 10,999 for the 32GB version and is backed by a one year replacement warranty. The company said it has also made tie-up with globally recognized logistics firm for shipment of the product to their customers and also pick-up for any replacement requirements. It also comes with a 1 year free F-Secure Antivirus subscription. We are currently reviewing the Air PC and will bring you the complete review soon.
Commenting on the launch, Amit Rambhia, Founder and Managing Director, Panache said:
We at Panache are very excited to introduce this revolutionary gen-next PC with Windows 10 for Indian consumers. Air PC is ideal for people who love to be mobile, as it empowers them with the flexibility to set up their own personal computer as and when they need it”. Commenting on the product distribution and availability Mr. Rambhia further added “We have made an exclusive tie-up with HomeShop18 to sell the 16GB variant and the 32GB variant will be available in the market through our distributor chain.
Vineet Durani, Director Windows Business Group, Microsoft India, said:
Microsoft has been offering highly personalized computing experiences across different form factors to the consumers enabling them to achieve more, be more productive. This innovation has been brought forth to the new concept of PC-on-a-Stick as well and we are excited to drive affordability in this segment. The Panache Air PC allows any device with a HDMI-sporting display to have an access to the premium Windows 10 computing experience. The product can accomplish just about everything – multimedia entertainment, browsing or social networking and will appeal to everyone, not just gadget-lovers. Our deep engagement and partnership with Panache has enabled us to reach a larger number of customers in India who are looking at innovation and value.