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PineTab: Affordable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet orderable for US$119.99 by the end of next week

PineTab: Affordable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet orderable for US$119.99 by the end of next week. (Image source: PINE64)
PineTab: Affordable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet orderable for US$119.99 by the end of next week. (Image source: PINE64)
The PineTab is an affordable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet. Priced at US$119.99 or US$99.99 for just the tablet, the PineTab will be available to order by the end of the next week.
Alex Alderson,

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:

PineTab
Display 10-inch capacitive LCD
1,280 x 720 pixels
MiPi
Processor Allwinner A64
Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU
RAM 2 GB LPDDR3
Storage 64 GB eMMC flash
microSD card slot
M.2 slot for adding a SATA SSD
Connectivity WiFi, optional 4G LTE M.2 card
Ports USB 2.0 Type-A host
micro USB 2.0 OTG
microHDMI (4K/30 FPS)
LoRA module add-on
RTL-SDR module add-on
Battery & Charging 6,000 mAh
5V/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.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-20 (Update: 2020-06-11)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.