Linux Tablet PineTab2 Estimated To Launch In April From $159

As promised in December, Pine64 has shared an updated on the progress of the Linux tablet PineTab2. Among the progress reports, they currently believe it may launch from the Pine store in April.

The price will be a reasonable $159 for the 4GB LPDDR4 RAM/64GB eMMC storage model, and $209 for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage model.

The community developed PineTab2 entered into production in February, so by now it's down to finalizing the software, firmware, and stocking up for distribution.

The tablet has a backlit keyboard with integrated stand and cover, with a trackpad on the keyboard, so as a 2-in-1, it's not too expensive, though like all Linux tablets to date, this is still one for enthusiasts. Though the tablet may be interesting enough to attract some newcomers too I believe.

Specifications for the 10.1/inch PineTab2 includes Rockchip RK3588 processor, 4GB of RAM with 64GB flash storage, or 8GB of RAM and 128GB flash storage, 2x USB C ports (3.0 and 2.0 for charging), micro HDMI port, a microSD slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, a 2MP front camera, and a 5MP rear camera, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 and BT 5.2.

PineTab 2 demo with backlit keyboard
Linux tablet PineTab2 hooked up to a TV

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