In fact, at first glance, the new TopJoy Falcon looks an awful lot like those products. But this convertible mini laptop has a larger screen and a keyboard with a bit more space between the keys. That might make it slightly less pocket-sized, but with an 8 inch display the TopJoy Falcon convertible laptop is still smaller than most modern notebook computers.
It should go up for pre-order in October through a Kickstarter campaign, and early backers might be able to reserve one for as littler as $399. The full retail price is expected to be closer to $699.
The little computer has an 8 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS touchscreen display with a 360-degree hinge, allowing you to use the Falcon as a notebook or a laptop. The hinge mechanism looks similar to the one on the One Mix Yoga.
The keyboard also looks similar to the One Mix Yoga/original GPD Pocket, with an optical touch sensor in the middle of a split space bar, and with left and right click buttons below it. There are also a bunch of half-width keys including the punctuation keys and Alt and Ctrl keys on the right side of the keyboard, but there’s a bit more space between these keys on the Falcon than on other mini-laptops, which might help reduce the risk of typos.
Other features are expected to include an Intel Pentium Silver 5000 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of solid state storage, USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It weighs 1.2 pounds, has a full metal chassis. TopJoy says the computer’s 6,000 mAh battery should provide up to 8 hours of battery life (I’m a little skeptical), and that a 30 minute charge using a USB Type-C adapter will get you 3 hours of battery life (that seems more plausible).
One thing to keep in mind: the pictures posted on the Falcon website seem to be pretty heavily Photoshopped, so it’s not entirely clear at this point whether the company has working prototypes or not.
Update: It’s real, and I’ve got a prototype. More details coming soon.
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