- Reliance Jio plans to introduce a ‘cloud laptop’ priced at around ₹15,000, significantly lower than the average cost of ₹50,000 for traditional laptops.
- The laptop will operate as a ‘dumb terminal,’ with all storage and processing handled via the Jio Cloud. This design will enable faster access to services, and multiple users can share the same device with personalized services.
- Reliance Jio is in discussions with leading manufacturers like Acer, HP, and Lenovo to bring the ‘cloud laptop’ to market within a few months.
- Currently, trials are being conducted on the HP Chromebook for this proposed cloud PC. This new device will be Jio’s second laptop following the launch of the JioBook in July, priced at ₹16,499 and running on the JioOS operating system.
- Unlike the JioBook, which operates on JioOS, the new cloud laptop is expected to support various operating systems, including Windows. Jio plans to offer a subscription model for the laptop, bundling certain features while allowing additional specialized features to be purchased separately.