San Francisco start-up Endless has an unusual business plan in this age of the smartphone and tablet. It want to sell desktop PCs. Furthermore, it supposes there are billions of people in the world who will buy them.
New PC Makes The ‘INTERNET’ Available Offline
The company unveiled a grapefruit-sized spherical desktop this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Called the Endless Mini, the gadget’s latest technology might be the way it holds key websites on its hard drive even when there is no Internet connection – and in addition its absolute bottom cost of $79, which might finally get modern technology under the control of the world’s poorest citizens.
“I think that its tragic that there are billions of people who don’t have PCs,” said Endless CEO Matt Dalio. “The most important thing we can do in making that happen is to lower the price barrier. The second most important thing we can do is solve Internet connectivity.”
If the computer ever is connected to the Web, it will download the latest versions of the articles that have updated.
Dalio says the point isn’t to turn a profit on the $79 device. But, he expect to sell all his accessories for the PC, which is the means by which they’ll in the long run profit. Outstandingly, the computer does not come with a mouse or keyboard.
Dalio is focusing on Guatemala as its first market and plans to develop to Mexico and China. He evaluates that the worldwide business sector for a $79 (generally Rs. 5,200) PC is around 2 billion. Endless has arranged financing that permits Guatemalans to pay off the gadget for $3 (generally Rs. 200) a month.
The base model comes with 24 gigabytes of storage, is powered by an ARM Cortex-A processor and includes over 100 applications, including options for word processing, making spreadsheets and playing games. The operated system is based on Linux.