Tronic International displays mobility with Quadpad PCs

Singaporean-based company makes a return visit to Gitex, as it looks for a regional partner for its latest mobile PC

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By  Laura Barnes Published  September 25, 2005

Displaying its goods for a second year, Tronic International is hoping to attract local distributors for its latest mobile PC, the Quadpad. The Singaporean-based company laid the groundwork for its entrance into the market at Gitex 2004, but this year it has brought the Quadpad to Dubai and it is eager to make it big in the Middle East. “Last year, we came to promote our IT and the services that we could offer, as our latest product was not quite ready,” says Derrick Lee, general manager, Tronic International. “However, our product — the Quadpad — is here this year and we hope to be able to attract a distributor,” he continues. The Quadpad is a mobile PC with built-in WiFi and bluetooth capabilities. It measures in at just 231 mm x 192 mm, and weighs only 1.19 kg. As such, the PC is ideal for mobile uses ranging from working in a warehouse to students using an e-book at university. “The product is so compact it is ideal for mobile use to store data as well to transmit information thanks to the wireless environment that we now live in,” comments Lee. “We see this product as an ideal platform for business executives and for corporate companies that always have meetings on the go,” he adds. The Quadpad, which uses a Microsoft Windows XP operating system, has a number of integrated multimedia functions, including a USB DVDRW/Combo drive and a 3G UMTS GPRS card. It also has a removable video cable for live footage. Alongside mobility, however, the Quadpad also boasts flexibility, as it has a 360° rotating screen. This means that the user of the PC can display presentations or other documents in either a portrait or landscape setting, which can increase user comfort levels. “We have designed this product for its flexibility and adaptability,” comments Lee. “It can be used for a number of functions, as it comes with a smart, rugged case that helps protect the screen against any damage,” he continues. Although it is still early in the week, Tronic International is sure that it will have a successful show based on its experiences 12 month ago. Lee notes that Gitex attracts a very focused target market all drawn from a region that is seeing an IT boom. “This is perhaps the ideal time, as well as the ideal location to promote any IT product,” he says. “That is why we will keep on returning to Gitex.”

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