Videocon and Microsoft launch world's first Windows 10 powered TV in India

In a press conference today, Videocon, the leading consumer electronics and home appliances company from India, in collaboration with Microsoft, launched world's first Windows 10 powered TV. The new LED TV seamlessly transforms from a TV to a PC.

The device can be seamlessly tuned into the TV mode to access various television channels. Comprising of 2 models in different screen sizes - 81cm and 98cm - the two televisions have a built-in Wi-Fi function that automatically connects with the available networks and the MHL interface of the TV allows users to connect their smartphones, tablets, and other portable consumer electronic gadgets while simultaneously charging the device.

The TV comes with HDMI ports, 2GB DDR3 RAM, and has 16 GB of internal storage that can be extended to 128 GB through the MicroSD slot.

Announcing the launch, Mr. Akshay Dhoot, Head of Technology and Innovation, Videocon said,

"We are extremely thrilled to announce the launch of world's first Windows 10 powered TV. In these changing times, we realized the needs of our consumers of having easy access to technology at their convenience and, therefore, we designed world's first hybrid TV cum PC. With this TV, students can now easily create & share school assignments, home makers can curate and share recipes with the world, and professionals can work outside of their offices. This is one product that every member of the family can use regardless of their age."

The dual function of the Windows 10 powered LED TV makes it an interesting fit for one's room where one can easily switch from work to leisure. The company aims that by next year, Windows 10 powered televisions will contribute 5% to sales. The Videocon Windows 10 LED TV will be available through Videocon dealers and at all leading outlets by November 2015 at a price starting at ₹39,990 ($615).

Would you be interested in a Windows 10 powered television or use a Mini PC or PC-on-a-stick to transform a regular television into a computer? Let us know in the comments.

Abhishek Baxi