PineTab: Affordable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet orderable for US$119.99 by the end of next week
PINE64 has confirmed that the PineTab will be available to order by the end of the month. Announced in January 2019, the Pinetab has been beset by delays. The PineTab has risen in price by US$20 since being announced too, with the tablet now costing US$99.99. The detachable keyboard remains priced at US$19.99, bringing the total cost up to US$119.98 before shipping and taxes.
The keyboard has six rows of backlit keys, a trackpad and attaches magnetically to the PineTab. The tablet itself includes the following hardware:
|Display||10-inch capacitive LCD1,280 x 720 pixelsMiPi|
|Processor||Allwinner A64Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU|
|RAM||2 GB LPDDR3|
|Storage||64 GB eMMC flashmicroSD card slotM.2 slot for adding a SATA SSD|
|Connectivity||WiFi, optional 4G LTE M.2 card|
|Ports||USB 2.0 Type-A hostmicro USB 2.0 OTGmicroHDMI (4K/30 FPS)LoRA module add-onRTL-SDR module add-on|
|Battery & Charging||6,000 mAh5V/3A power barrel jack|
The PineTab measures 260 x 175 x 11 mm and weighs just over 600 g. There are also two cameras, with PINE64 opting for a 5 MP rear-facing sensor and a 2 MP front-facing one. PINE64 has stressed that while multiple expansions can be mounted simultaneously, only one could be used at a time.
The PineTab comes pre-installed with Ubuntu Touch, a demonstration of which you can watch here. The PineTab supports Manjaro Linux and GNOME too.
The PineTab will be available to order by the end of the month in limited quantities on PINE64.