Turkmenistan: Domestically produced computers demonstrated to president

ASHGABAT (TCA) — Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister overseeing trade Chary Gylydzhov last week briefed President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov that the domestic enterprise Agzybirlik tilsimaty had launched the production of Turkmen computers, Chronicles of Turkmenistan reported with reference to the state information agency TDH.

The report said that a new batch of computers – laptops and improved models of netbooks, the samples of which were presented to the head of state, are scheduled to be manufactured.

According to the news outlet, new models are more powerful and have higher speed; their internal memory and the screen size have been enlarged and software has been improved. Apart from supplying computers to the first graders, they will be manufactured for mass consumption.

President Berdymukhammedov tasked the Deputy Prime Minister to review again all the features of new computers and pay attention to “such important factors for children as the features of the screen and radiated emission”.

It was earlier reported that by the end of the year, Turkmenistan intended to manufacture a batch of computers under its own brand and in the longer term prospective to supply them to all Central Asian countries.

As to children’s computers, in 2018 the news agency TDH referred to them as “netbooks” and “personal computers” but these are toy computers, which look like laptops with the minimum screen of 10 cm (4 inches) rather than real computers. According to the news outlet, their technical parameters and software were improved and the screens were enlarged.

As was earlier reported, the final assembly of computers is made in Turkmenistan whereas the internal electronic parts are supplied from China.

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