Launchpad: Apple MacBook Air, Nokia X+, Lenovo S860, Xbox 360
Sun May 04 2014, 15:14 hrs
Apple MacBook Air (Rs 65,900)
Apple has updated the MacBook Air with faster processors and lower prices. The MacBook Air will now have a starting price of Rs 65,900 and will feature powerful processors, fast flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, up to 12 hours of battery life and Apple’s iLife and iWork apps.The upgraded version will run on power-efficient fourth generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors and will feature the OS X Mavericks. The 11-inch MacBook Air comes with a 1.4 GHz processor 4 GB of memory and is available with 128GB of flash storage starting at
Rs 65,900 including VAT, and the 256GB version will be priced at Rs 75,950.57 excluding VAT. The 13-inch MacBook Air starts at Rs 72,900 including VAT for the 128 GB version.
Nokia X+ (Price: To be disclosed)
Nokia XL, the largest of the Nokia X series phones based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), will hit stores in India later this month. The Nokia X+, which is the same size as the Nokia X, but with better specs will also become available this month. The Nokia X is already selling at a discounted price of Rs 7,100. We expect the Nokia XL to be priced well under Rs 15,000 which could make it a good price in the phablet segment. The final price will be announced closer to the date of availability. The Nokia X+ offers more RAM for people who need the smaller screen size of the Nokia X. So it will be priced between the X and the XL.
Lenovo S860 (Price: Rs 21,500 )
The Lenovo S860 tries to bring high-end features like a quad-core performance, longer battery life and large 5.3-inch wide-view HD screen at a very mid-level Rs 21,500 price tag. The 4000 mAh battery seems like the best feature of this phone and Lenovo promises it will give 43 hrs of talk time. The phone also has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and running Android Jelly Bean. The phone comes loaded with Lenovo Premium DOit Apps that lets users transfer data to friends, speed up your device, and sync your contacts seamlessly sync. The phone has a 8 MP rear camera and has an integrated 16 GB storage and comes with a dual SIM capability.
Xbox 360 (Price: Rs 21,990)
Microsoft India has announced a price cut on the 250GB Xbox 360 and the 250GB Xbox 360 with Kinect. While the 250GB Xbox 360 will now be available at a discounted price of Rs 21,990, the 250GB Kinect will cost Rs 31,990. However, the price cuts could be a clear indicator that the new Xbox One could be headed to India in the near future. Xbox One has been available in 13 countries since November 2013 and has sold over 1.2 million units this year.