Endless Computers a company that develop an affordable PCs for the developing nations had attended the Computex 2015 held at Taipei to show off the world’s first computer designed specifically for the 3 billion middle-class consumers in emerging markets. The goal of the company is to strengthen and further develop its partnerships with the Taiwanese PC makers which is known to have a strong hold in terms of production capacity and not just that the Taiwanese PC makers can also help Endless spread and reach areas it intend to reach from Latin America to South Asia and the Middle East.
Wistron a Taiwanese manufacturer is now working with Endless in manufacturing the devices. Pertaining to the participation of Endless in the Computex 2015 Matt Dalio, CEO and Chief of Product at Endless said that, “We are very excited to show Endless to the world by participating in Computex Taipei 2015,” he added that, “While smart phones and tablets are good for content consumption and communication, computers remain our hubs for content creation. A computer means full access. We want everyone to have that choice. As our product is entering production, Computex is the best forum not only to highlight innovative and new technological achievements, but also to engage with the most important and influential electronics manufacturers in the world.”
WHAT INSPIRES ENDLESS
Following to a trip in India, men behind Endless noticed that most homes had an HD screen even if they lacked a desktop computer. It then took three years to come up with a new desktop computer and operating system – powered by Linux – that works offline given the unstable Internet access in the developing world, preloaded with more than 150 apps tailored to the users’ needs, and can connect to any TV via an HDMI cable.
The Endless computers costs starts at $169 to $229. According to Dalio, “This product is designed to require zero training and to be super robust,” and that, “We went into the field and into people’s homes, and asked them every question we could in order to understand how technology could change their lives. We realized that existing software is broken for emerging market users. Over the past few years of research and development, we have built solutions to solve these problems.”