The Linux tablet PineTab will launch around the fourth week of August, and incidentally it will also be one of the cheapest tablets to launch in August.
It is designed by a community group of computer and Linux enthusiasts, and will ship with the UBports OS. Right now, only a last minute change to newer driver for the display has delayed the launch with a couple of days.
Costing just under $120 with the keyboard included, the Linux 2-in-1 tablet is obviously very cheap, so the hardware isn’t the most powerful. But as it runs Linux, you will be able to make the most out of every component.
PineTab has a 10.1-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800, and it’s powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Allwinner A64 chipset with Mali-400 GPU, 2GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM, and a replaceable 64GB eMMC module, with microSD card support up to 2TB.
As a tablet, it also contains single-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, a 2MP front camera and 5MP rear camera, a 6000 mAh battery, and even a full-size USB port, another USB 2.0 port, and a micro-HDMI port.
– Tom Bowen