Telikin

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Telikin Touch - 18"
Developer Venture 3 Systems
Manufacturer MSi
Product family Telikin
Type All-in-one desktop
Release date June 2011 (2011-06)
Introductory price $699 USD
Media Optical drive
Operating system Telikin (Fork of Tiny Core Linux)
CPU Intel D525
Memory 2GB SDRAM; 6-in-1 card reader
Storage 320 GB hard disk
Display 18.6" touch screen
Input 4 USB ports
Controller input Keyboard (computing); Mouse
Camera 1.3MP
Connectivity Ethernet; 802.11 b/g/n
Website www.telikin.com
Telikin Elite - 20"
Developer Venture 3 Systems
Manufacturer MSi
Product family Telikin
Type All-in-one desktop
Release date June 2011 (2011-06)
Introductory price $999 USD
Media Optical drive
Operating system Telikin (Fork of Tiny Core Linux)
CPU AMD E350
Memory 2GB SDRAM; 6-in-1 card reader
Storage 500 GB hard disk
Display 20" touch screen
Input 4 USB ports
Controller input Keyboard (computing); Mouse
Camera .3MP
Connectivity Ethernet; 802.11 b/g/n
Website www.telikin.com
Telikin Elite II - 22"
Developer Venture 3 Systems
Manufacturer MSi
Product family Telikin
Type All-in-one desktop
Introductory price $1179 USD
Media Optical drive
Operating system Telikin (Fork of Tiny Core Linux)
CPU Intel 1037U Celeron dual core
Memory 2GB SDRAM; 4-in-1 card reader
Storage 500 GB SATA II hard disk
Display 22" touch screen
Input 4 USB ports
Controller input Keyboard (computing); Mouse
Camera 1.0MP
Connectivity Ethernet; 802.11 b/g/n
Website www.telikin.com

Telikin brand is marketed primarily to senior citizens by adding touch screen access for those who may be uncomfortable or unable to access a traditional keyboard and mouse computer.[1] The home screen features a panel of application buttons in large text on the side for quick access to news, video chat, email and Web.[2] The Telikin line of MSi-based all-in-one desktop computers developed and distributed by Venture 3 Systems[3] based in Hatfield, Pennsylvania[4] and founded by Fred Allegrezza, launched the Telikin on Black Friday 2010.[5]

Models[edit]

Three models are available:

  • Telekin Touch, the $699 base model with an 18" screen.
    • 18.6 inch LCD touch screen
    • Intel dual core 1.8GHz processor
    • 2GB SDRAM
    • 320GB hard drive
    • 1.3MP webcam with microphone
    • 4 USB ports
    • 6 in 1 memory card reader
    • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
    • Built-in speakers
    • Wired keyboard and mouse
  • Telekin Elite, an Elite $999 model with a 20" screen [6] which substitutes Touch:
    • 20” (16:9), 1600 x 900 Touch Panel
    • AMD dual core 1.6GHz processor
    • 2GB DDR3 Memory
    • 500Gb 3.5 SATA ll hard drive
    • Stereo speakers with SRS technology
    • .3MP webcam with microphone
    • 1 HDMI out
  • Telekin Elite II the $1179 model with a 22" screen, which substitutes Elite:
    • 21.5” (16:9), 1920 x 1080 Touch Panel
    • Intel 1037U Celeron dual core processor
    • 3W Stereo speakers with SRS technology
    • 1.0MP webcam with microphone
    • 4 in 1 memory card reader

Software[edit]

Tiny Core Linux is the operating system modified and developed by Venture 3 Systems. Applications such as the web browser, email program, and a basic office program are custom-made and built into the operating system.[6] A large print paperback manual accompanies each model which details the minimal assembly connections, account setup and use of the custom software.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telikin Touch specs". 
  2. ^ Teasley, Harry. "A Soft Touch". Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ Berte, Erik (11 August 2011). "'Easy-to-Use' Telikin PC: Needs Work, But Interesting Idea". Fox Business. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Brown, Rich. "Telikin focuses on seniors with non-windows touch all-in-ones". Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  5. ^ Blanda, Sean. "Fred Allegrezza wants your mom to use the Telikin". 
  6. ^ a b Holloway, James. "Telikin touch-PC targets the gray dollar". Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

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