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HCL's PVC-Free Notebook ME 40 Arrives - SRK - 02-17-2010

HCL has introduced a Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) free notebook under its ME series branding - HCL ME 40. Dubbed as India's first eco-friendly notebook, ME 40 will join the existing ME-45 notebook which does have some PVC contents in its body. HCL's 15.4-inch ME 40 notebook sports an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and is available at a hefty price of Rs. 41,500 (excluding taxes).

The new HCL ME 40 has been designed and manufactured with eco-friendly materials that don't contain harmful components like PVC. This product is highly recyclable and aims at achieving the Green Computing concept. The 15.4-inch WXGA TFT LCD screen supports 1280x800 Native resolution.

HCL ME 40 comes equipped with 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor, upto 4GB DDR2 RAM, 320GB HDD for storage and comes preloaded with Windows 7 Professional. Other features of this notebook include a 1.3 megapixel webcam, integrated 4-in-1 card reader, four USB ports and Bluetooth. Its battery life is claimed to be up to five hours.

ME 40 will have One Touch Support feature for better support and One Touch Recovery feature for faster data recovery by the user. If the user wants to share/transfer a large amount of data from ME branded laptops, HCL offers 'SPLIT ME' option to do it rapidly.

For data security, HCL offers Encrypt ME that encrypts the user data and 'LOCK ME' that locks the user data to protect against theft. Once enabled, it isn't possible for anyone to transfer, copy or write data from the encrypted system.

Several questions would be raised on ME 40's high price and low specifications but only tests can justify whether the product is worth it or not.