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Onda announces cheap 12-inch ultraportable with fingerprint sensor

There are not many notebooks in the under-300 price range that bundle a fingerprint scanner. (Source: Onda)
There are not many notebooks in the under-300 price range that bundle a fingerprint scanner. (Source: Onda)
Chinese manufacturer Onda has announced a 12.5-inch budget laptop that packs an Apollo Lake Celeron processor and a fingerprint sensor.

Chinese whitebox computer manufacturer Onda has announced an inexpensive 12.5-inch laptop, which sports a slim design and light weight of 2.4 pounds. The main standout of the Onda Xiaoma ("Pony" in English) 21 is that it has a fingerprint reader integrated into its touchpad.

The Xiaoma 21 is powered by an Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 quadcore CPU and sports 4GM of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The laptop features ample expandability as well, with USB 3.0 Type-C, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, micro HDMI, microSDXC, and 802.11ac wifi. The display is a 12.5-inch FHD IPS panel, which is good for a laptop at Onda's likely price point.

Information on the pricing hasn't been announced yet, but Onda is known as a budget brand, and their 14-inch Xiaoma 41 is selling for about US$220 (in China). We can thus expect the Xiaoma 21 to sell for under US$300 when it releases.

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Douglas Black, 2017-01-24 (Update: 2017-01-24)
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I am a university Lecturer and researcher in English writing, but I like to keep myself busy. Between weightlifting, MMA, and SCUBA diving, one of my life-long interests has always been computers. I used Macs until about 17 years ago when I switched to PCs because of an interest in games, but I'm still interested in top quality laptops that push the design envelope.