Quad Core Windows Linux Keyboard Computer
Pentaform based in the UK has created a new keyboard computer aptly named the Abacus which comes with Microsoft Windows pre-installed and supports Linux if you prefer. Price from $149 the laptop is housed inside a keyboard case made from recycled ABS plastic. Featuring a quad-core Intel processor and connectivity via Wi-Fi 5.0 and Bluetooth 4.2, the tiny computer also features a 40-pin GPIO connection and an energy-efficient rechargeable battery.
“You can browse, work, watch Netflix, Zoom, code, and all the usual computer stuff. In music? Abacus Basic is also compatible with MIDI controllers. And it works right out of the box! All you need is an 18W or greater PD power supply and your favorite display. Pre-installed with Windows 10 and compatible with Linux. We relentlessly tested our prototype with different users. We received user feedback from a wide range of people, including university students, office workers, and even someone who is visually impaired. ”
If the Abacus crowdfunding campaign is successful in meeting its required engagement goal and project completion progresses smoothly, worldwide shipping is expected to occur around January 2023. Learn more about the system project Abacus keyboard computer, check out the promotional video below. Advance pledges are now available for the recently launched project from around $149 or £124 (depending on current exchange rates).
“Infinite Connect allows the keyboard to slide in and out of the computer module without the need for WIFI or Bluetooth connections, allowing you to sit on your couch and use the keyboard without getting caught in wires. It’s based on 2.4GHz connectivity, paired right out of the box and always stays connected to your Abacus Basic.
The cables stay connected to the PC unit, so you can avoid looking at your (poor) cable management. When you need to charge the keyboard and trackpad, all you need is a USB power supply and a micro USB cable.
“And it works right out of the box!” All you need is an 18W or greater PD power supply and your favorite display. Pre-installed with Windows 10 and compatible with Linux As a fully-fledged computer, Abacus Basic opens up a world of endless possibilities.
For a complete list of all available early bird pledges, stretch goals, additional media and technical specifications for the Keypad Computing System, head over to the official Abacus crowdfunding campaign page by visiting the link below .
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