Peakago Computer has started an IndieGoGo campaign for its 7″ fanless laptop and mini-PC the Peakago. The campaign has raised 831% of the original target funding on its first day.
The Peakago is not a new idea, as there have been a number of 7″ to 9″ display laptops that offer Windows operating systems. The advent of the pocket sized laptop has inspired a number of different versions of similar types and operating systems. The Pretech 700Mi Mini is one of those iterations that was reported on here and is a look-alike to the Peakago. In fact, Peakago and the Pretech are from the same tooling company.
The campaign does say the display has a 178° viewing area, but this unit is very portable and could easily be used in a densely populated locale, so maybe such a wide viewing angle might inspire the manufacturer to develop a privacy screen. It must be said that such a wide viewing angle is also a real boon to such a small display.
On the performance side reports are generally this is an inexpensive but somewhat slow and unresponsive computer in general. For a mini-PC with such a small form-factor for a laptop, it can be counted on to run the not so important things like video clips, or note taking on-the-go. Internet access is available and it does have a network option. It does literally fit in a back pocket and is very reasonably priced. There are varying reports on the image quality and the speed of the processor, as they have a few options, but not a speedy processor.
- 4GB RAM/64GB storage for $269
- 8GB RAM/128GB storage for $339
- 8GB RAM/128GB storage+ 4G LTE for $399
The Peakago has a 360º hinge that allows the mini-laptop to become a tablet. There is an inexpensive webcam, which is somewhat new to the 7″ mini-laptop realm. The keyboard isn’t backlit and there is no fingerprint reader, which is becoming a standard issue now. No support for an active stylus.
There is fast charging with a USB Type-C connector, not a power cord. There is a micro HDMI port for display expansion. Although it seemed a little bit ambitious to run a screen of the size in the promotional.
- 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS touchscreen display
- Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Cherry Trail processor
- 4,500 mAh battery
- 0.3MP wecbam
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1 x USB Type-C
- 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
- microSD card reader
- micro HDMI port
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 7.1″ x 4.5″ x 0.78″ (~18 x 11.4 x 2 cm)
- 1.2 pounds (545 grams)
The Peakago is dues to fulfill in March 2020 – and prices will increase, although there is no date given for the increase.
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