Tel●One Managing Director, Mrs Chipo Mtasa recently handed over a donation of the latest iMac Desktop computer and 10 HP computers to the President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Cde Robert Mugabe during the official opening of Murombedzi Information Community Centre.
The 27 inch iMac, is the latest version of the apple based desktop computer, a state of the art hardware accelerated computer powered with both visual and processor good enough for a design studio, production house, or science lab.
By Toneo Tonderai Rutsito
The Specifications of the iMac are
3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processor
LED-backlit display (2560 by 1440 pixels)
8GB (two 4GB) of 1600 MHz DDR3 memory
1TB hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 755M graphics
4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 SDXC Card slot
The manufactures ,Apple says the model iMac is amazingly thin, yet it offers fourth-generation Intel Core processors, incredible graphics, the advanced Fusion Drive, flash storage options, and ultrafast 802.11ac WiFi.
On design, apple have successfully managed to create a modern design image with an optical illusion that with the iMac’s razor-thin edge and bulging center, it actually looks as slim as an iPad.
,The computer like any other apple based product will be running on their latest software the OS X Mountain Lion powered with an Intel Iris Pro, Face Time HD Camera
Also bundled with the iMac were 10 HP desktop computers of the 3500 PC series with 18 inch sized monitors
Speaking during the Murombedzi Community Information Centre unveiling, President Mugabe said that “We have been moving around various rural schools, and have donated a minimum of 10 computers per every school and we are still inspired by the activity to bring the technology to all corners of the nation”, he added.
These community information centers are meant to be one stop ICT shops, to provide services for the community including communication services online, printing, laminating, scanning services and many more.
The President said they also serve as disaster recovery centres in times when a nation is under health pandemics like cholera, malaria or even natural emergencies too.
After presenting the computers, The Managing director with TelOne said that she is pleased to partner with the President’s Computerisation drive which is benefitting many rural communities and ushering them into the digital era and getting access to the World Wide Web.
Matter Of Fact Zarnet, has also introduced broadband through Ka Band VSAT which is being used at the Murombedzi community centre as the backbone for internet connectivity, the only ideal Internet connectivity for remote areas where infrastructure is not yet available.
We had earlier reported that Telone had installed the satelite service.
Zimpost and the Ministry of ICT partnered to see the vision of the Murombedzi community information centre become a reality with a fully fledged technological centre operational in the rural areas.
A total 27 desktop computers were installed at the centre where they are expected to serve members of the community with various services and keep them in the technological loop.
NetOne a state owned mobile operator also introduced their recently launched Chatter box, a fixed phone service for their mobile network.