The Juno tablet is a 10.1-inch Linux tablet that ships with Manjaro Linux or Mobian, and is powered by an Intel Celeron N5100 quad-core Jasper Lake mobile processor.
The Linux tablet comes with a 1920×1200 resolution IPS touchscreen display, 8GB LPDDR4 soldered on the main board, and a choice between a 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD. Customers can select one of the three Linux distributions with Mobian, as well as Manjaro Linux with either Phosh or Plasma mobile environments.
Juno tablet specifications:
- SoC – Intel Celeron N5100 quad-core Jasper Lake processor @ 1.1GHz / 2.8GHz (Turbo) with 24EU Intel UHD graphics @ 350 / 800 MHz (Turbo); 6W TDP
- System Memory – 8GB LPDDR4
- Storage – 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD; MicroSD card socket
- Display – 10.1-inch IPS display with 1920×1200 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, 10-point capacitive touchscreen
- Video Output – Mini HDMI up to 4Kp60, USB-C DisplayPort up to 4Kp60
- Camera – 2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera
- Built-in speaker stereo output 8R/1.0W
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Built-in microphone
- ES8336 audio DAC
- Connectivity – Dual-band WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 via Intel Wireless AC 9460/9560 “Jefferson Peak”
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C port with support for data, power, and DisplayPort Alt. mode
- Misc – Kickstand; power and volume buttons
- Battery – 3,200 mAh/7.6V
- Power Supply – 12V/3A via DC jack (a power adapter is included) or a 36W+ USB Type-C adapter provided by the user
- Dimensions – 249 x 167 x 11mm
- Weight – 670 grams
Last year, I tried both Mobian and Manjaro Linux on the PinePhone to use it as a mobile hotspot, and there was still more work to do on the community-supported mobile Linux operating systems. You might think everything should work pretty well on x86, but there are some specific features that do not work just yet, namely PipeWire (but PulseAudio works), the microphone, the rear camera, and suspend works partially, in the sense that the tablet can go to sleep, but it won’t wake up… The good news is that all those are being worked on.
We are also told the tablet requires Linux 5.18 or greater to work, and the speakers need the Sound Open Firmware (SOF) v2.2 & the ES8336 module enabled. Juno Computer offers the Juno tablet as beta hardware since the company considers Mobian to be unstable and Manjaro very unstable at this stage, so the tablet should really be for Linux hardware enthusiasts and developers, especially since the company will not offer cash refunds, but only store credits in case of return.
The Juno Tablet is available for pre-order for $429 and up depending on the selected SSD capacity, and a $22 stylus pen with 1024 levels of pressure is also offered as an option. The tablets will start to ship in two to four weeks.
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.
It has been pointed out to me that the hardware looks to be the Dere D10 tablet sold on Aliexpress for under $300 plus shipping.
I wonder what the battery life is. Looks to have about 24Wh in it, compared to 12 for my phone and 40 for my laptop.