Kano PC 2-in-1 DIY Hybrid Laptop is Powered by an Intel Celeron N4000 Gemini Lake SoC

Kano PC DIY computer kit was launched last year with a low-end Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor and designed to help kids learn about computers.

The company has now launched the second-generation Kano PC with a faster Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core processor, and longer battery life making the 2-in-1 DIY Hybrid laptop/tablet capable of rivaling with entry-level laptops and Chromebooks.

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Kano PC specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core Gemini Lake processor @ 1.10 GHz with Intel UHD graphics; 6W TDP
  • System Memory – 4GB DDR3L RAM
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash with 164 MB/s write speed, MicroSD slot
  • Display – 11.6″ touchscreen with 1366 x 768 resolution
  • Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm speaker level jack, 1x microphone
    Video
    1x HDMI port
  • Connectivity – Dual-band Wi-Fi 4 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB-C
  • LEDs – 1x power on (red), 1x barrel connector (red), 1x battery connected – USB C (red), 2x USB ports ON LED (green), 1x Headphone ON LED (blue), 1x HDMI – (yellow), 1x micro SD (green), 1x speaker ON LED (blue), 1x microphone (blue)
  • Battery – Li-ion battery good for at least 10 hours
  • Power Supply – Charging via USB-C power supply
  • Dimensions & Weight – TBD

A keyboard is also included, as well as a power supply, and stickers, and user guide.

Kano PC ships with Windows 10 Home, as well as various pre-installed programs including Kano Software Studio with 100+ coding projects, Paint 3D, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Skype, Spotify, and Netflix.

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The laptop/tablet is designed for kids, so while it’s technically a DIY laptop like Olimex TERES-I, the assembly is much easier, as users simply need to insert the battery and the speaker before covering the back of the display with an acrylic cover.

Kano PC is available now for $299 from Kano store, Microsoft, and Best Buy.

Via Liliputing

Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.

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tonny
tonny
2 months ago

Or, you can get used i5 thinkpad x230 or latitude e6230 for around $160 ~ $170 that, of course, superior than this (minus touchscreen and used battery).

Tuff Professional
Tuff Professional
2 months ago

But this tablet isnt in the same market as a used thinkpad. This one is designed to teach kids on how to use PCs.

jqpabc123
jqpabc123
2 months ago

Isn’t the processor EOL now?

j tremblant
j tremblant
2 months ago

I still have my acer switch from 2015 with Intel Core M 5Y10c CPU, 11.6″ 1080p touchscreen, detachable keyboard, 4Gb Ram and 128Gb SSD from which I only paid $199 on sale.Best of all, you can install linux ubuntu on it.

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