The Pantera Pico PC goes to InDemand having made nearly 5000% of its crowdfunding goal
XDO Tech was looking for just 50,000 Hong Kong dollars (HK$, or ~US$6,423) at the start of its Kickstarter campaign for the Pantera Pico PC, an Intel Celeron J4125-powered cube rated to offer the same experience as a HTPC or even a desktop. However, the start-up has now taken no less than HK$2,411,349 (~$309,770) at the end of this campaign - or 48.23 times its initial goal.
This success has allowed the company to migrate listings for its mini-PC to Indiegogo, as part of a new InDemand campaign. The Pico PC is again touted as a tiny-form-factor device that can run either Windows 10 (with eligibility for an update to Windows 11) or Linux.
XDO Tech also asserts that its take on this category has more USB ports compared to other similar machines, which amount to dual USB3.0 ports at the front, with another at the rear, accompanied by an additional USB2.0 input. There is 1 type-C, although it is for power only.
The Pantera Pico PC - which now seems to be getting a re-brand to Pico PC at the moment - is available in all 7 of its case colors at HK$1,238 (~$159, or 30% off its eventual retail price) for a 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage base model.
However, the new SKU up is an 8GB RAM/256GB SSD unit that might be a better option from the perspective of future-proofing. It is HK$1,471 (~$219), and will, like the rest of the Pico PC SKUs, ship worldwide with a projected December 2021 fulfillment date.