Lacs (Lakshmi Access Communication Systems), an Indian tablet PC maker, is planning to launch a tablet-laptop combo device. The LapTab (as it will be called) will be a 10 inch tablet with detachable keyboard, and will directly compete with Asus’s Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet.
The tablet of Lacs will come with Intel processor and will offer dual boot option with both Android 4.0 and Windows operating system.
Talking to The Mobile Indian, a spokesperson of Lacs said,”We plan to launch a Laptab with Intel processor, 10 inch and dual Boot capability by the end of May (this year). The pricing will be decided later but we are looking at close to Rs 50,000 price.”
The spokesperson, however, did not disclose any more details about the tablet.
For a company which currently has tablets in the range of Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000, this LapTab will be a completely new segment. Given that it is a new company and not a well-known brand, selling this LapTab will be an uphill task.
Lacs recently reduced the prices of its tablet by close to 35 per cent. It also offers up to 3 years warranty on its products which also cover accidental damage (from drops etc) and upgrade warranty which allows users to upgrade to a better tablet from the company within three months at the payment of difference in pricing.
Asus which is a renowned brand also offers a LapTab type product in the form of Transformer Prime which is priced under Rs 50,000. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime comes with a 10.1 inch super IPS capacitive touch screen with 10 finger multi touch support. Asus has fitted a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor and 1 GB of RAM for a smoother function on this tablet and has Android 4.0 operating system.