HCL Launches India’s First Eco-Friendly HCL ME-40 Notebook

HCL has released a new HCL ME-40 Notebook, claimed to be India’s first ever eco-friendly Notebook PC made completely from materials free of harmful Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).


Earlier HCL had introduced HCL ME-45 Series notebook PCs that partially contained PVC and were not deemed as fully eco-friendly as new HCL ME-40 series of notebook PCs. PVC is very difficult to recycle and is believed to contain toxic effects.

The HCL ME-40 notebook is powered by 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor with 4-GB DDR2 RAM and  320-GB SATA 7200 rpm hard drive.

The Notebook features 15.4-inch XGA Widescreen TFT display powered by integrated Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 4500M graphics with shared video memory offering a maximum of  1280 x 800 pixels screen resolution in 16M colors.

Comes with Windows 7 Professional Edition pre-installed, some other features of total eco-friendly HCL ME-40 Notebook includes integrated 4-in-1 media card reader, 1.3 Megapixel webcam, built-in microphone, 4 hi-speed USB 2.0 ports WiFi 802.11b/g wireless LAN and bluetooth 2.0 wireless connection.

Eco-friendly HCL ME-40 notebook also incorporates several innovative features such as Split ME, Lock ME, Secure ME and Encrypt ME that provides enhanced data security and prevent unauthorized data access.

The ‘Split ME’ lets users share their data without worrying about the size of the file, and ‘Lock ME’ feature helps prevent data theft by ensuring that data cannot be copied on to external storage devices, like USB memory sticks, CD optical disk drives or portable hard disk drive without getting authorization from the user.

While, ‘Secure ME’ feature adds additional protection to the data in the notebook enabling users to lock any application installed on the notebook, ‘Encrypt ME’ feature offers users option for encrypting their data and prevent unauthorized access to the data.

HCL ME-40 Notebook also introduces a in-built One Touch service & support, which offers service and self data recovery features like ‘One Touch support’ and ‘One Touch Data Recovery’ incorporated into the product.

The new HCL ME-40 totally eco-friendly notebook comes at steep price of Rs. 41,500 with one year warranty.

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