Croma has been selling house-brand products for a while now, with varying degrees of success. There's definitely a risk involved when a company puts its brand on products sourced from outside; more so in categories that already have their fair share of cheap made-in-China OEM/ODM products.
There are plenty of devices in assorted shapes and sizes in the laptop-tablet hybrid space. The Croma 1177 is more of a tablet, but it can be propped up and used with a keyboard case so that you get something like the experience of using a full-fledged laptop. This isn't a very polished product but it is quite affordable. It's nice to have a touchscreen, but this is not the kind of device you can prop up on your lap to work on. If touch is the kind of thing you can live without, a regular budget laptop might suit your needs better. Performance was surprisingly decent, though battery life was not impressive at all.
|Price in India||₹21,990|
|Release date||July 2014|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||7900|
|Screen size (inches)||10.10|
|Processor make||Intel Atom Z3735D|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||32|
|Operating system||Windows 8.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||No|