Those that are familiar with PC and laptop brands will undoubtedly know the name Compaq. Once a household name in the laptop and PC space, the name Compaq dwindled away. Now the brand is making a comeback in one of the hottest consumer electronic spaces in India - TVs. Digit has learned that Compaq will launch its TVs in India in mid-July - 15th to be precise. The company will launch 8 models and there will be a mix of smart and “hybrid smart” TVs. It still isn’t clear what “hybrid-smart” stands for in the TV space but we will find out soon enough. Nothing else is known about the upcoming Compaq TVs.
So how has the Compaq name made a comeback, that too in the TV space? Well, NCR based Ossify Industries that makes TVs is the partner for Compaq smart TVs.
The TV space is heating up in India with the 32-inch and 43-inch dominating and the 50 and 55-inch space also seeing growth. We have seen a lot of new entries in the small screen size space with Nokia launching its 43-inch TV and Realme entering the TV space with the launch of its 32-inch and a 43-inch TV. We also have brands like Daiwa, Shinco, Thomson and Kodak that make TVs in India competing in this space with budget TVs. OnePlus is also expected to launch a 32-inch and 43-inch TV in India on July 2.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of people are choosing to stay at home and the black mirror has become the primary source of entertainment for most. With people looking to invest in newer TVs, be it for the latest technology, smart features, large screen experience, etc. this is the time when the TV market in India is booming. For those interested, you can check out our list of the best 43-inch TVs here.
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.