Vensmile K8 Keyboard PC includes a Touch Panel & Flexible Keyboard

I’ve seen some strange and/or innovative mini PCs over the years, and Vensmile K8 certainly gets into the top products of that category. That’s basically a mini PC powered by an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor, but with the top cover acting as a touch panel, and the device is also connected to flexible QWERTY keyboard.

vensmile-k8Vensmile K8 flexible keyboard PC specifications:

Folded Keyboard PC
Folded K8 Keyboard PC
  • SoC – Intel Atom x5-Z8300 “Cherry Trail” quad core processor @ 1.44 GHz / 1.84 GHz with Intel Gen8 HD graphics (2W SDP)
  • System Memory –  4 GB DDR3L (option for 2GB)
  • Storage – 64 GB eMMC flash (option for 32GB) + micro SD slot up to 32GB
  • Touch Panel – 10 point capacitive touch panel
  • Keyboard – 87-key flexible QWERTY keyboard
  • Video Output – HDMI and VGA ports
  • Audio I/O – HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in microphone
  • Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 with external antenna
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port, 1x USB 3.0 port
  • Misc – Power button; reset pinhole; power, standby and keyboard (numlock?) LEDs
  • Power Supply – 5V/3A
  • Dimensions – 385 x 120 x 15 mm

The obvious advantage is that it’s highly portable compared to other solutions, as when it’s folded, it looks as big as a wallet, but I’m still not convinced this form factor will become popular. The device ships pre-loaded with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, and the power supply, a HDMI cable, and a user’s manual in English are included in the package.

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Current price will probably put many people off, as Vensmile K8 is sold for $284 including shipping for the version with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage [Update: It’s also listed for pre-order on GeekBuying for $199.99 with shipping scheduled in 12 days]. You’ll find a few more pictures on Alibaba. If you want a foldable keyboard PC with similar specs, PiPo KB2 / Vensmile K1 should be more affordable at around $100, except I have not seen either for sale yet, despite an expected May 2016 release…

Via AndroidPC.es

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