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Microsoft launches high-end TV dongle in India

iBall Splendo

iBall Splendo

Microsoft has partnered with Mumbai-based electronics firm iBall to launch a high-end “PC-on-a-stick” HDMI device in India. 

The iBall Splendo is designed to convert a user’s TV into a “fully functional PC and a smart TV”, comes with a wireless mouse and keyboard set, runs on Windows 8.1 and will retail at INR8,999 (€125).

“The iBall Splendo is for people who love devices and want to be connected all the time using multiple form factors. These users are tech enthusiasts who love gadgets, have access to multiple TVs at home, love the smart TV experience and use Windows for browsing, social networking and multimedia consumption,” said Vineet Durani, director Windows Business Group, Microsoft India.

The iBall Splendo is powered by an Intel Atom Quad-core processor and has 2GB of RAM with 32GB built-in memory.

Last year, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, which is designed to mirror whatever is displayed on a computer or other device onto a TV screen, enabling users to share whatever is on tablets, laptops or smartphones on an HDTV screen.