The creator of the world's most powerful pocket PC collected 37 times more than planned on Indiegogo - Hitecher
The creator of the world's most powerful pocket PC collected 37 times more than planned on Indiegogo

The creator of the world’s most powerful pocket PC collected 37 times more than planned on Indiegogo

by James B. Hutcherson

Hong Kong engineer Leo Cheung has developed a Mini PC pocket computer with a built-in...

Hong Kong engineer Leo Cheung has developed a Mini PC pocket computer with a built-in 5-inch display and operates as a normal PC.

The computer, which is comparable in size to the average smartphone, runs on an Intel Atom x7 processor with a frequency of 2.56 GHz and is equipped with 8 GB of RAM. A 128 GB SSD is installed as standard, which is already quite good for such a portable device. However, it is possible to upgrade the memory up to 256GB (for $30 more) and up to 500GB (for $50 more). The resolution of the 5-inch display is 1280×720.

The mini-computer is equipped with all the necessary connections (HDMI, USB, USB-C, Ethernet, and mini-jack) which allows the user to connect any devices from a keyboard and mouse, to a monitor and game console. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules are installed. All of the insides of the computer are protected by a rugged aluminum case.

The device comes with a pre-installed full-fledged Windows 10 system. In addition, there is a version which runs Android.

The battery allows you to work up to 6 hours without recharging, and the passive cooling system makes the computer absolutely silent. The weight of the Mini PC is 230 grams. For comparison, the iPhone 8 Plus weighs 202 grams. The kit includes a flexible keyboard.

Leo Chung launched a fundraiser campaign for the production of the Mini PC on the Indiegogo crowdfunding site and his project has already raised $750,000 in spite of his target of only $20,000. The computer can be ordered now for $149.

By the way, this is not the first time Windows 10 has been used as an opeating system for a mini-PC. The manufacturer of single-board computers, Raspberry Pi, announced the support of dozens of models starting from the 2B model. However, Raspberry computers run on ARM-based processors which do not have many popular programs. This makes such a product rather a toy for geeks. In contrast, Leo Chung’s computer supports all the standard software and can become a convenient working tool for any user.

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