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Gadget Labs Falcon is an 8-inch convertible laptop with a modern Pentium Silver CPU

Gadget Labs Falcon is an 8-inch convertible laptop with a modern Pentium Silver CPU (Source: Gadget Falcon)
Gadget Labs Falcon is an 8-inch convertible laptop with a modern Pentium Silver CPU (Source: Gadget Falcon)
The OEM is looking to secure funding via Kickstarter to launch one of the smallest Windows laptops around. The Falcon promises USB Type-C, a 1080p IPS touchscreen, and a water-resistant keyboard for what we hope will be an affordable price.

13-inch and 15-inch laptops are very popular sizes for travel and general work. Users considering an inexpensive secondary laptop for backup purposes may want a smaller display size for easier carrying. The upcoming Falcon convertible laptop from Gadget Labs aims to fit this niche with its small 8-inch screen size and modern hardware features.

Much like the popular HP Spectre x360 13, Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, and Asus Zenbook Flip, the Gadget Labs Falcon utilizes 360-degree hinges for added versatility. Unlike most netbooks, however, the Falcon also includes a full-metal chassis, water-resistant keyboard, USB Type-C port, and 1080p IPS display. The manufacturer is promising a Pentium Silver SoC that will likely be the J5005 or N5000 with integrated UHD Graphics 605. A Pentium processor should provide significantly faster performance than an Atom processor that is unfortunately very common in ultra-small laptops of this size.

Other core specifications include:

  • Intel Pentium Silver SoC
  • 8-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • 1x USB 3.0, USB Type-C, HDMI, 3.5 mm headphone
  • 6000 mAh battery (up to 8-hour of battery life)
  • 203 x 130.5 x 13 mm
  • 550 g

The Falcon will launch as a Kickstarter project on October 16 with hopefully more details other than the single press image provided. We will update this page as more specifications and prices become known.

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Gadget Labs

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Allen Ngo, 2018-09-11 (Update: 2018-09-12)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.