The big advantage of mini computers is that they don’t take much space at all and you can take them with you everywhere you go. And usually, you can find plenty of such devices at a decent pricing and with satisfactory specifications.
InFocus has recently announced Kangaroo, a new Windows 10 portable PC that can be yours for as low as $99. Kangaroo is touted as the world’s smallest portable desktop computer, having the following dimensions – 124mm length, 80.5mm width, and 12.9mm girth. This is pretty much the size of a smartphone. The device weighs just 200 grams, so this is truly a portable computer that you can anywhere you go.
Kangaroo has a removable base unit with an HDMI port, one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, and a DC power port. There’s even a Windows Hello fingerprint sensor inside the unit, which is impressive judging its price. Here’s how the rest of its main specs look like:
- Quad-core Intel ‘Cherrytrail’ Atom x5-Z8500 processor clocked at 1.44GHz, with a Burst frequency of 2.24GHz
- 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM
- 32GB of eMMC storage (expandable via microSDXC card up to 128GB)
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity
- Micro-USB port for charging
The mini PC also comes with a battery which is said to last for four hours under “casual use.” One big downside is that there’s no Ethernet port, so you must rely on the dual-band 802.11ac WiFi. Bluetooth 4.0 allows you to connect a wireless keyboard and mouse, thus giving you the option to attach some more devices to its two USB ports.
The device comes with a HDMI cable which allows you to connect it to an external screen. There’s even a free iOS software that you could use to connect to an iPad. The company said they already plan on having many more docks that support different types of ports in a new version.
Kangaroo is available for purchase in the United States from online retailer Newegg.com and it should be available at Microsoft stores starting mid-November.