ByÂ Prince Osuagwu
Indigenous ComputerÂ manufacturers, Omatek ventures Plc Monday, unveiled the smallest desktop PC , it tagged the Omatek handtop PC.
The product according to the company is first of its kind to be launched in Africa,. It is a compactÂ 8 inch desktop based on more typicalÂ and more powerful notebook components which requires little space on the desk.
According to the Group Managing Director of Omatek, Mrs. Florence Seriki, the Omatek handtop is a great value for anyone looking for a basic PC for managing photos, sending email, surfing the Web, and performing other common tasks. The Omatek handtop PC she added, can equally be described as a 3-in-one system which can be mounted behind the Plasma/LCD to serve as presentation screen and/or TV monitor. It can also afford executives the opportunity to surf the web.
The machine comes equipped with Intelâ€™s new miniature, power efficient 1.6ghz Atom processor 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 160GB 5400rpm 2.5 inch SATA hard drive. The handtop also has an integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics card with shared video memory.
â€œThe Omatek handtop PCâ€™s gaming performance is very strong using PC World Bench test. It is also low in power consumption as it consumes just 15 to 20 watts of power, which is less than what most notebooks consumeâ€™ says Seriki.
It comes with Various platforms like Windows XP Home, XP Pro and Windows vista Basic or Mandriva Linux.Â It includes a stand, as well as a mount kit and is equipped with a wireless keyboard and mouse with an optional display unit.
â€œTheÂ PC is useful to executives as a mobile desktop, whileÂ home and small office users will find it valuable as compact worktool while students will find it handy asÂ Â rugged but extremely efficient tool for the elearning envinronment, backed by Omatek resource centers being established in most institutions in Nigeriaâ€.
The Omatek boss said her Companyâ€™s pioneering efforts in bringing in new technologies in the PC market stemmed from being the first Completely Knocked down factory in Africa, who buys her components from first class factories in Asia.
She added that her company will not rest in its oars in the quest to remain Africaâ€™s foremost solutions provider.