Microsoft and Videocon introduced the first TV with Windows 10
Indian manufacturer of household appliances and consumer electronics Videocon introduced the world’s first Smart TV running Windows 10. The device was created in collaboration with Microsoft.
Smart TV from Videocon will be available in two versions, which differ in the size of the diagonal and the screen resolution is 32″ 720p and 40″ Full HD.
The TV is equipped with a module Wi-Fi and an MHL interface for connecting mobile phones and other devices that support this standard. The rest of the hardware includes a SoC Intel Bay Trail with chetyrehjadernyj processor with a clock frequency of 1.33 GHz, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 16 GB of internal memory and a microSD slot with support for memory cards up to 128 GB. 32-inch model has 2 HDMI, 2 USB, VGA and audio inputs/outputs, while the version on 40 inch got 4 HDMI ports and 3 USB. Both models can be used in TV mode, offering access to the channels by selecting the corresponding.
Hybrid TV/PC Videocon will be available in November at a price 39.990 rupees (approximately 555.35 EUR) for the model 32″, while 40-inch TV will cost 52.900 rupees (about 737.54 EUR). Sales will stop at the Indian market.
It is too early to say that other companies will follow the example of Videocon and begin to offer similar smart TV with Windows 10. However, it should be noted that currently there are many compact PC (the so-called sticks) to make «smart» any traditional TV with HDMI. A great example of this is the Intel Compute Stick or Asus VivoStick.