Affordable Linux laptop Pinebook starts shipping

$89 USD Pinebook Linux laptop now shipping
Pinebook Linux laptop
This Linux laptop available via a build-to-order system comes in 11.6- and 14-inch models, its specs including a 64-bit Allwinner A64 quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC internal storage, a full-size keyboard, as well as a touchpad with multitouch input support.

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PINE64 unveiled the Pinebook Linux laptop back in November, and now this cheap machine is ready to ship. PINE64 is known for the Pine A64 single-board computer, and the Pinebook uses the same Allwinner A64 processor as its $15 USD sibling.

Although the Pinebook comes in two sizes, their specs are similar, including the resolution of the TN panel - 1,366X768 pixels. The other highlights include the Allwinner A64 processor with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC internal storage and microSD support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 2XUSB 2.0 connectivity, as well as a mini HDMI port. The Pinebook's power comes from a 10,000 mAh battery, and the dimensions are 11.8X7.9X0.5 inches or 13X8.7X0.5 inches. The smaller Pinebook weighs 2.3 pounds, while the 14-inch one has 2.8 pounds.

To buy a Pinebook, those interested should enter the desired screen size and their email address so the sales team can contact them before actually placing the order. Shipping to the US costs $29 USD and the price of the Pinebook starts at $89 USD and $99 USD, depending on the screen size. Sadly, returns are not accepted and there is only a 30-day warranty.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04-11 (Update: 2017-04-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.