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Imagine the ultimate device that caters to all your entertainment needs. Visualize a TV, DVD, MP3 player, radio, gaming tool, web browser, video recorder all rolled into one. Envisage having the world of home entertainment at your fingertips. Fantasy? Not if you experience the revolution that is Beanstalk Neo.


The Beanstalk Neo, launched today by HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company, promises to change the world of home entertainment for the Indian user. The Beanstalk Neo has been specially developed by HCL Infosystems, utilizing the latest Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Operating System and Intel’s Hyper Threading technology. This latest product from the HCL stable is available across the country through the company’s channel network.


The Beanstalk Neo is a true convergence product with an unbeatable blend of futuristic style and pioneering technology. The first thing that sets it apart are the stunning good looks, enhanced by a sleek finish and a 17 inch flat LCD display system for that superb cinematic experience. An integrated digital entertainment system which includes a LCD TV, DVD player, MP3 / CD player with a surround sound system, live radio and television, wireless and broadband ready, the Neo comes with the convenience of remote control so that you are not required to learn any controls or interfaces. The HCL Beanstalk Neo is available at Rs 99,990/-, and comes with a one-year comprehensive on-site warranty.


Announcing the launch of the Beanstalk Neo, Mr Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman & CEO, HCL Infosystems Ltd., said, “The Beanstalk Neo, without any exaggeration, will completely transform digital entertainment for the Indian user. The Beanstalk range, ever since its advent in 1995, has always brought the best of breed technology to the Indian consumer and kept him in-step with the latest innovations worldwide. We see a trend today where the user wants a multi-functional product combined with ease of use. The Neo has been designed keeping the requirement of today’s demanding consumer in mind. Concisely put, the Neo is not just a new PC, it is a revolution.”


Commenting on the announcement, Mr Rajiv Kaul, Managing Director, Microsoft Corporation Pvt. Ltd, said, “The proliferation of various technology products and services, has complicated the life of the consumer – and they are demanding simplicity, ease of use and holistic offerings that just work. The Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 is a great example of integrating software, hardware and services to create simple and compelling entertainment experiences that enhance the lives of our users, everyday. I would like to thank our OEM partner HCL Infosystems Ltd. in helping us bring this product to the Indian market.”


Built from the ground up to deliver the picture and sound quality you expect from a digital entertainment center, the Beanstalk Neo lets you use one unified interface to:

  • Pause and rewind live TV and radio so you never miss a moment
  • Record an entire TV series or genre and watch shows at your convenience
  • Experience your digital photos, videos, and DVDs with friends and family
  • Put your world of music at your fingertips with an amazing jukebox
  • Get connected to a world of digital movies, music, and more – at your convenience 


    The HCL Beanstalk Media Center PC comes with a 17 inch integrated high-resolution, anti-glare flat LCD monitor, with 1280 x 768 support – 16:9 aspect ratio. Among the features that make it the ideal, easy to use entertainment powerhouse are a wireless keyboard and mouse, built-in TV tuner, DVD and CD player/recorder, MP3 capability, an FM radio, gaming tools, a photo editor and a web browser. The Beanstalk Neo can also create, edit, store and screen digital home movies and photos. The Beanstalk Neo
    is equipped with an Intel® Pentium® IV 2.8 GHz with Hyper-Threading technology, 800 MHz FSB and Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 operating software, the most advanced OS for PCs in the Home segment.


    In addition to its multi-media features, this innovative Beanstalk PC offers the ‘dream pack’ with 5 Microsoft games; Microsoft works 7, as well as 100 songs, 5 movies and 10 karaoke.


    About HCL Infosystems

    HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. It has partnerships with some leading global player like Intel, Toshiba, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia and Sun Microsystems among others.


    HCL Infosystems has direct customer services center across 260+ locations and two ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country.

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