Digital Demand

May 25, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s demand for computers and peripherals will grow due to greater consumption of information and economic activity and investments pick up after the end of a 30-year war, officials at US-based Hewlett Packard said. The OfficeJet Pro X series come at a price tag of between 30,000 to 80,000 rupees. The company promises high quality prints at up to twice the speed and half the price of laser printer from the new inkjet range.

The company says a single black cartridge can print up to 9200 pages, at a cost of less than two rupees per page and a colour print is estimated around eight rupees per page.

The high end market growth will pick-up as investments in the country increase, Yin Fong Cheah, HP’s strategy and planning manager for South East Asia said.

“When more investments come in the more we can sell the high-end graphics (machines) and PCs and even order top-end servers and mainframes,” Cheah said.

HP which pushes a message of a paperless office through their tablets and laptops said printing needs among customers are still growing.

“Ten years ago information available for printing was limited but today there is unlimited information,” de Silva said.

The greater availability of info