Hindustan Computers Limited, better known as HCL, was born in 1976, essentially as an IT services provider and consultation firm, based in NOIDA, India. HCL Tech expertises in infrastructure services and business process outsourcing. With it continuously working hard and striving for profits, HCL has been ranked no. 4 among all the IT companies of India, while being on no. 48 globally. The company developed its first micro-computer in the year 1978, which in a way can be taken to the leader of the micro-computers in Indian markets. By the year 1988, HCL with its intense knowledge of Unix, brought fine grained multi-processor Unix, a complete three years before any of its contemporaries can. In the year 1990, Data Quest puts HCL at the numero uno position in the number game among the top 10 computer manufacturing names. In the year 1997, HCL's R&D went on to be HCL Technologies and ventured into providing software services too. Soon thereafter, by the year 2000, with its growing profits, it attained contracts from KLA Tencor, NEC, Cisco, Bankers Trust, Gtech. In the year 2003, HCL broke off another record of being the first Indian company to cross 100,000 sales unit mark in the Indian Desktop PC market. Despite all the price rises throughout the world, the world saw a PC under Rs. 10,000 range from HCL Infosystems. Ajai Chowdhary, the founder and chairperson of HCL, was lauded the prestigious Padma Bhushan.
As per the stats, HCL is the largest seller of PCs in India. The company's BPO sector is the largest one operating in Northern Ireland.
HCL Laptop Models in India
HCL has kept its division of laptops plain n simple, user friendly, as per the usage segment. No other brand would simply put their divisions as simple as Home Notebooks and Business Notebooks, the way HCL has. HCL divides its laptops as simple as Home Notebooks and Business Notebooks.
Home Notebooks: There are 14 notebooks in total that the company says can be used at home. HCL ME ICON M 1034 B is one of the highest priced laptops in this series. It is a machine that is based on second generation Intel Core i5, running with Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 4 GB of double data rate type three RAM, 750 GB hard disk drive, a 14 inches LED backlit screen with a resolution of 1366 X 768, aspect ration standing at 16:9. Dolby Advanced audio, internal MIC, external MIC input, and external audio out all together give a crisper and clearer surround sound. HCL ME XITE M 2025 C runs on a second generation Intel Core i3 and gets Genuine Windows Home Basic, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, hard disk drive of 500 GB, with a 6 celled Li ion that can live as long as 5 hours straight. HCL ME ICON L 1024 B is yet again a second generation Intel Core i5 processor based, working on DOS, with a DDR3 RAM of 4 GB and 500 GB hard disk drive at 5400 RPM. As for optical drive, there is a slim DVD super multi drive (SATA) – multi format DVD drive which supports reading or writing of CD or DVD.
Business Notebooks: There are four different subsections under this segment divided as per the kind of usage, meant for Corporate, Small and Medium Business, Government/BFSI, Students & Educational Institutes, and thus divided with the same names. Under Corporate segment are ME Laptop 1034, processor support from a second generation Core i3, i5 and i7, brushed hair line aluminium finish, and a Bluetooth of 3.0 and a USB 3.0 support.
Its 6 celled Li ion battery easily confirms you a battery life of around 5 hours and 20 minutes. ME Laptop 1024, ME Laptop 1014, ME Laptop 2025, ME Laptop Series 1044, etc. are few other names from the same Corporate segment. Small and Medium Business segment of laptops are the easiest ones to be used, lot more smarter than any. ME Laptop 2035 could probably the top grosser of all. Weighing a total of 2.6 kg, it comes with the latest Intel second generation Core i3, i5 and i7 (dual core and quad core) processor support, multi gesture support on touch pad, Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 3.0 support, 15.6 inches LED backlit display, resolution 1366 X 768 with VPT technology, in-built 2 stereo speaker with each of these being 2 watts, battery of 6 cells to give 4 hours 50 minutes of battery life. ME Laptop 1024 series of laptops, which comes in different versions of processors, second generation of Core i3, i5, and i7, Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 3.0 support. ME Laptop 1044 is yet another one to come in a series of different processors, Intel second generation Celeron, Pentium, Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, weighing a total of 2.15 kg, battery of 6 cells giving a backup of 5 hours 10 minutes, rugged finish, multigesture touchpad, Genuine Windows 7 Professional, 1 GB upgradable upto 8 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM. Under Government/BFSI segment are names like ME Laptop 1034, ME Laptop Series 1044, ME Laptop 2025, ME Laptop 1015 coming in a series of three processors, Second Generation Core i3, i5 and i7 (dual core and quad core), multi-gesture on touch pad, a 6 cell battery giving a comfortable 4 hours and 50 minutes of battery life. Students & Educational Institutes range of laptops have two series under it, ME Laptop 1015 and ME Laptop 1044, both of which have three different models under them, with different processors.
Top HCL Laptops 2012
With the many offers on most of the laptops, HCL laptops are the top grosser right now, and pointing out one as the best, the others not, will be quite partial. Though, still here is a list of top 5 HCL laptop models. HCL AE1V2943 X ME laptop, a 15.6 inched display, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7, and Core i3 (2G) machine lists on the top. HCL ME AE1V2735 I laptop comes with Core i5 (2G), 14.0 inches display, 750 GB HD, Windows 7, 4 GB HD, and proudly perches among the top 5 HCL laptops. The whole HCL AE1V2962 X 2035 Series, a DOS based series, with 2G, Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, and 15.6 inches of display is another best HCL laptop model. HCL AE1V2941 X ME laptop is another model in the list with DOS base, which comes with Core i3 (2G) processor, 15.6 inched display screen, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB HD. HCL AE1V3053 I 1044 Series laptops also feature proudly in the list of top 5, coming with a 14.0 inches display, 2 GB RAM, Core i3 (2G), 320 GB HD with Windows 7.
Though the list of top 5 HCL laptop models ends right here, but there still remains one model, which cannot be left behind. HCL AE1V3114 I 1044 Series laptops come based with DOS, with Pentium dual core 2G, has a display of 14.0 inches, 320 GB HD.
HCL Laptop Price in India
Being an Indian name, HCL gives India the cheapest of all brands, loaded with features, no doubt. To name the highest priced HCL laptop model, there is HCL ME ICON M 1034 B, comes in a beautiful deep green color with hairline finish, a second generation Intel Core i5, Genuine Windows 7, 6 celled Li ion battery for 6 hours and 45 minutes of battery life, still weighing just 2.1 kg, costing Rs. 39,899. The cheapest is HCL ME ICON L 1044 C, which is being sold at Rs. 19,990, comes with an Intel second generation processor B815, free DOS, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, camera, etc. Other expensive models are HCL ME XITE V 2035 A, which can be bought for Rs. 38,599; HCL ME ICON M 1034 A, being sold for Rs. 36,699; HCL ME XITE V 2025 B comes for Rs. 36,499; HCL ME XITE M 2025 C at Rs. 35,999; HCL ME XITE L 2035 C for Rs. 34,999. Other than the cheapest one HCL ME ICON L 1044 C, the other cheap HCL laptop models in India are HCL ME ICON L 1015 B, which can be owned for Rs. 24,299; HCL ME ICON L 1044A is being sold for Rs. 26,399; while HCL ME ICON L 1024 B costs Rs. 32,199; HCL ME XITE L 2025 A comes for Rs. 32,499; HCL ME ICON M 1015 F is for Rs. 32,699, amongst other models.