Pine64 has lately introduced that it could start taking pre-orders for the highly-anticipated PineTab Linux pill later this month after the gadget has beforehand been pushed again a number of instances.

The PineTab is designed to be a super-affordable Linux pill that might ship with Ubuntu Touch from UBports, however the dad or mum firm says it’s best to be capable to run any Linux working system in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later.

“Software-wise the PineTab is convergent with each PinePhone and Pinebook software program releases. It will due to this fact, in time, run most cellular working techniques developed for our platform in addition to widespread desktop OS choices. I’m additionally sure that the variety of selections will explode after the primary batch will get into early adopters’ arms, and that we are going to see extra desktop-oriented releases with contact enter capabilities very quickly,” Pine64 says.

The new Linux pill, which is able to value simply $99.99, also can work with a $19.99 magnetic backlit keyboard that merely attaches to the gadget.

Limited pre-order program

However, the corporate can be engaged on a collection of enlargement choices, together with an M.2 SATA SSD, M.2 LTE and GPS, a LoRa module, and RTL-SDR.

As for the specs, the PineTab is an honest pill. It ships with a 10-inch 1280×720 pixels IPS LCD display screen, whereas energy comes from an Allwinner A64 quad-core processor paired with 2GB RAM. The GPU is a Mali-400 MP2 unit, whereas for storage, you get 64GB eMMC. There is one USB 2.0 Type-A port in addition to a microSD slot. The gadget ships with a 6,000 mAh battery that ought to simply get you thru the day.

While the pre-order program will kick off later this month, it is going to solely embrace restricted portions.

“This is a limited-quantity pilot-production run. In different phrases, these PineTabs are comparable in nature to Braveheart PinePhones – they’re aimed toward early adopters who perceive the implications of buying an early production-run gadget,” Pine64 says.

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