Reliance Jio''s budget laptop has been listed on an online government marketplace. The laptop is powered by a Snapdragon 665 processor, a 11.6-inch display, and 2GB RAM. According to a recent report, the laptop was developed in partnership with Qualcomm and Microsoft, with the former in charge of its computing chips based on ARM technology, and the Windows OS maker providing support for certain applications. The USP of this laptop is that it comes with an inbuilt 4G SIM for easy connectivity.
JioBook price in India, availability
The JioBook is now available to resellers in a minimal shipping quantity of a single piece order, according to the government e-marketplace. However, the JioBook is not yet available to end consumers. There has also been no official announcement by the company on its website or social media handles about the launch of the JioBook.
The JioBook budget laptop has been enlisted in a single blue colour option. When details such as availability and consumer pricing are officially announced, we will update this copy.
JioBook specifications, features
JioBook will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. However, users may choose to expand the storage via a microSD card slot. It will also come with a 4G micro-SIM card slot for connectivity.
The budget laptop will feature a 11.6 inch HD screen with a 1366 x 768-pixel resolution. However, the refresh rate would be restricted to a standard 60Hz rate while retaining a dual speaker and providing Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. The public e-marketplace listing suggests the build to be made out of an ABS plastic chassis body with metallic hinges.
As the laptop supports 4G connectivity and is at an affordable price, it might be very appealing to a large segment of the consumer market who do not have the authority to issue a large sum on a laptop that is becoming a necessity for education.
Reliance Jio is expected to leverage an otherwise untapped market demographic in rural areas, tier II and tier III areas. It is particularly in an advantageous position with its promise to launch 5G network services across India by December 2023.