Friday, November 30, 2007

Makcik Pc from Malaysia

Makcik PC’s opening ceremony was completed by YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia. He told that Makcik PC is available throughout the promotion period with lowest price about RM560 per PC.

A device, currently developing that ought to help reduce the digital divide between the more tech savvy and affluent Malaysia and the more less tech savvy and rural Malaysia.

The MAK-CIK PC is being designed to be lightweight and mobile and to work with any TV. The device is also expected to be equipped with Wi-Fi (and soon WiMAX) capabilities to enable remote connectivity. It will also have built in flash memory instead of a large hard disk capacity to achieve the desired form factor and lightness.

The content/applications currently built into the MAK-CIK PC device is divided into 4 categories – Communication, Information, Community and Learning. Studies are also being conducted to gauge the response of the MAK-CIK PC by the group most affected by the digital divide - the rural elders.

Some of Makcik PC specifications:

  • Does not have keyboard
  • Has touch screen
  • Wide screen
  • Easy accessible
  • Has about 16″ rectangle dimension

The product version of MIMOS CyberTablet will be equipped with:

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and WiMAX connectivity
  • Flash memory
  • Softphone (VoIP Phone)
  • Virtualization software to allow software applications to be downloaded on the fly from MIMOS Grid Computing
  • Personalization software developed by MIMOS
  • The latest social networking tools


eq said...

At least, Malaysia has its own product. As Malaysian, I am tired of using other countries’ product. Malaysians have been good consumers but not good producers. What’s the point of being proud using hp, apple, compact, dell and etc. when all these are not being made by our people.

Anonymous said...

you are right..
anyway.. i hope wimax provider can provide free internet to kampung area

i've also found this.. got youtube somemore

de_kerinchi said...

Yup..provide wimax at kampong-kampong.. ;)

soul_krasty said...

nice product...but how about the price of what your called "makcik pc"..can middle-class person like me can afford it?hehe..


de_kerinchi said...

soul_krasty....a price about RM560 per PC....

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