December 1, 2022

Reliance Jio launches the JioBook Laptop, a device now available to everyone for less than Rs 15,000 – Technology News, Firstpost

Reliance Jio unveiled its first laptop, The JioBook Laptop for the general public earlier this month during the India Mobile Congress. Although it was made available primarily to government officials, the company has also made the super-affordable laptop available to the general public, to anyone on a very low budget for a laptop.

The JioBook aims to take on the original Google Chromebook, a budget device that was primarily designed for basic internet browsing. Image Credit: Reliance Jio

Reliance hopes to create JioBook India’s own version of Chromebooks – laptops with decent hardware that’s more than enough to run on ChromeOS, which is mostly used for working on Chromium-based Android apps and browsing the internet. The JioBook, like Chromebooks, is intended for students for educational purposes and for very light workloads.

We take a look at the specs, pricing, and other details of the JioBook.

JioBook Laptop: Specifications
The JioBook comes with an 11.6 inch HD screen. The laptop It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 SoC, which has been paired with an Adreno 610 GPU. In addition, users will benefit from 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage, which can be expanded to 128 GB.

The budget laptop runs on a custom version of Android called JioOS that Reliance developed in partnership with Google. The laptop also has its own application store, called JioStore, which also allows users to install a number of third-party applications.

Because the laptop has thick bezels, Jio was able to place a 2-megapixel camera on the front for video calls. There’s a 5,000mAh battery under the hood, which Reliance Jio claims can deliver up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge. There is also passive cooling support for heat emission. Connectivity options include 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, HDMI mini, WiFi, and more.

The JioBook also comes with an integrated Jio SIM card to enable 4G connectivity.

JioBook laptop: price and availability
The JioBook laptop can be had for less than Rs 15,000. Although the device was initially listed on the government website for Rs 19,500, there are a ton of offers that can bring the price down, when they buy it from the Reliance Digital store or their website. Users can get up to Rs 5,000 instant discount on multiple bank cards. The platform also offers a flat rate rebate of Rs 3,000 on certain credit cards and around Rs 5,000 on credit card EMI transactions.