A new pocketable Windows 10 PC has just hit Indiegogo, and as is often the case with these gadgets, has easily exceeded its crowdfunding goals, raising $20,000 in only 18 minutes and is now funded to the tune of $301,252 with 30 days left on their campaign.
The “mini PC” is similar to other devices of the type, offering a 5 inch 720P touchscreen, 8 GB of RAM, expandable 128 GB storage, a large variety of ports including Ethernet, full-sized USB and USB-C, HDMI and WIFI, and 6 hours of battery life, with the biggest weakness being the processor which powers it, that being the outdated 2016 Intel Atom X7-Z8750.
To make up for that deficit the device does come bundled with a variety of accessories, including a foldable carry case and foldable Bluetooth keyboard, and is being offered for a very low price of $299 or $139 on their early bird special.
See the device being demoed below:
The computer will be preloaded with both Windows 10 S and Android 5.1 which can be switched at boot time, with the option to purchase an upgrade to Android 7.1 for $15.
The device is targetted for September 2018 delivery, with more than 3800 backers so far.
Crowdfunding is of course normally quite risky, and parts of this offering feel either too good to be true, or (like the outdated and possibly discontinued processor) raises red flags, so while this project may be fully funded I would not necessarily recommend backing it. I believe however the support it received, like so many other mini PCs which went down the crowd-funding route, shows an enthusiasm for the idea, which may translate very well if a larger OEM offers a similar product at reasonable prices.
See the device at Indiegogo here.