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IBM launches smallest PC

NEW DELHI, OCT. 11. IBM today launched the world's smallest full functional desktop computer in India within weeks of its worldwide launch to increase its share of the commercial PC market.

"We at present have 12.5 per cent share of the commercial desktop market in India. It will continue to grow as our sales grow 47-48 per cent year-on-year against the market growth of 25 per cent," Neeraj Sharma, Vice President, Personal Computing Division at IBM India said. He said IBM was bullish on the Indian commercial desktop market. "We will continue to grow and look for new avenues for growth," Mr. Sharma said.

Mr. Sharma said with today's launch "we would like to address the business process outsourcing industry and financial sector where the space was at premium".

IBM has priced the ThinkCentre S50 ultra small between Rs. 38,000 and Rs. 48,000 which brings it within the reach of small businesses and homes.

The cost includes a standard 15 inch monitor and Windows operating system.

The ThinkCentre S50 ultra small comes with internal speakers that can enable it to be used in homes. The PC comes in a tool-free durable chasis which is 28 cm wide, 26 cm deep and 8.4 cm high.

PTI

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