In case you haven’t been paying attention, computers around you are getting increasingly smaller. The market is already jammed with miniature portable computers, and now there is another interesting addition to the mix. InFocus, an American electronics company has announced the launch of Kangaroo.
At just 124mm length, 80.5mm width, and 12.9mm girth, the Kangaroo is the world’s smallest portable desktop computer, the company claims, and is roughly the size of a smartphone. It comes with a removable base unit, which sports an HDMI port, one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, and a DC power port. The device weighs just 200 grams (without adapter and power cord), and even features a Windows Hello fingerprint sensor
As for other specifications, it is powered by a quad-core Intel ‘Cherrytrail’ Atom x5-Z8500 processor clocked at 1.44GHz, with a Burst frequency of 2.24GHz. Other features include 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a 32GB of eMMC storage, which you can expand via microSDXC card (up to 128GB) should you need more storage.
There’s a battery inside too, which the company claims, can keep the device ticking for four hours under “casual use”, and the portable PC also bears a Micro-USB port for charging. On the software front, the Kangaroo runs Windows 10. The mini-PC features Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity.
So, how much does the PC cost? The Kangaroo is priced at $99 (roughly Rs. 6,500) and is available for purchase starting today in the United States from online retailer Newegg.com. The company says that it will begin to sell the pocket computer at Microsoft Store starting mid-November.
For those who haven’t used any of these dirt-cheap small-shaped Windows devices, here’s a word of advice: don’t expect it to handle your high-end chores such as graphics intensive games. You should be able to do web browsing, play casual games, and watch full-HD video files without a lag, however.