The PengPod and PengStick have been floating around for a few weeks, with an Indiegogo crowdfunding expenditure seeking $49,000 in funding. The company has exceeded that number, garnering in excess of $79,000. Now that the goal was hit, the devices are available for pre-order, with shipping starting in January 2013.
A total of three devices are available for pre-order: the PengPod 700 (7-inch tablet), PengPod 1000 (10-inch tablet), and PengStick (mini PC). All three devices run Linux – or Android 4.0, depending on buyer preference – and run Allwinner system-on-a-chip A10s. Also available are a few accessories, including 8GB/16GB/32GB microSD cards with a bootable Linux image, a keyboard/case combo, and a “Linux on flash upgrade” for $5 if you don’t want Android.
The 7-inch PengPod 700 tablet has an 800 x 480 resolution and an HDMI video-out port. There’s a 1.3-megapixel front camera, speakers, and wifi connectivity. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage space. You can pre-order one for $110. The PengPod 1000, meanwhile, has a resolution of 1024 x 600, as well as an HDMI port. The front camera is listed as only 0.3-megapixel versus the 700’s 1.3-megapixel. Likewise, it offers 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage space. You can grab it for $175.
The PengStick is a mini PC that measures in at less than 3.5-inches in length, allowing you to slip it into your pocket or bag and easily transport it with you. Video connection works via a mini HDMI-to-HDMI, and the device features a single USB port and 1 USB OTG adapter, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage space. You can pre-order it for $75. All three devices can be dual-booted with an SD card. The devices are “expected to start shipping in January.”
[via PC World]