Ghanaian company targets students with affordable tablet
Date published: Thursday, 24th March 2016
CEO of Zepto Limited, Charles Ofori
Zepto Limited, a wholly Ghanaian-owned company has introduced a new and affordable Zepto UmiTab 10.1 two-in-one tablet, targeting students in tertiary institutions.
The UmiTab 10.1 comes with an ergonomic keyboard, on-board 3G data access, and the full Microsoft productivity offering, including Windows 10, Office 365 Mobile and a free 1tb OneDrive access for one year.
The sleek and flat device comes with a long battery life and in different color schemes that make it an attractive option for those looking for an affordable device that provides the full function of a laptop with the convenience of a tablet.
CEO of Zepto Limited, Charles Ofori said “we are excited about what we are offering Ghanaians because not only does the UmiTab 10.1 offer quality at a low price, but it provides Microsoft’s familiar, fast and secure software, while our teams across the country will ensure that customers get the technical support and customer service they deserve long after they have purchased the device”.
He also said that the device comes with a one year warranty, such that when it develops a fault, if the company is unable to fix it, the device will be replaced.
Charles Ofori told journalists the tablet was designed by a Microsoft certified company to deliver quality at affordable rates for users.
He said similar products everywhere else goes for between GHC1,500 and GHC2,000 but the new Zepto UmiTab 10.1 is priced at GHC999 to enable students across the country have access.
"We are also working on payment plans for students across the country and also on further price cuts for institutions that buy in bulk for their students and staff," he said.
Charles Ofori believes technology devices are too expensive in Ghana due to taxes, but he is confident that with the scrapping of the VAT on such devices, Ghanaians will see more price cuts.
He also said the company has given out 10 of the tablets to the British Council's Skill Hub for training purposes, adding that Zepto itself is gearing up to offer executive level training in computer both in hardware and software to give Ghanaians competitive advantage on the continent.
"Apart from from the tablet we will be introducing affordable laptops into the market to empower students do their research with ease," he said.
Charles Ofori noted that the government's one laptop for all program was a laudable one, except that the devices distributed in that program was not of the best quality.
He is confident that with the quality Zepto brings on the market, the devices they will rollout will be suitable to meet that laudable goal in the long-term.
Charles Ofori said the Zepto UmiTab 10.1 can be purchased online at Jumia or Tisu and will soon be available at other stores. Zepto Limited built its first technology production plant in Ghana in 2010.