Now a new model called the Peakago promises to be one of the most affordable models to date.
It’s said to be a tiny laptop with a 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, Windows 10 S software, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. And it’s expected to sell for around $300… although it’s unclear if that’s the retail price of a promotional price — the Peakago isn’t available for purchase yet, but the company’s website promises a 40-percent discount for folks who sign up for notifications.
The next step will be an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign sometime in the not-too-distant future.
Update 10/8/2019: I’m told that the team behind the Peakago is updating the specs, so the original description is no longer accurate. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Update 11/15/2019: The Peakago crowdfunding campaign is now live and after an update, it turns out there will be three prices/configurations (see below).
On paper, the Peakago looks like an interesting addition to the mini-laptop space for folks who want a small screen and a relatively low price tag.
Update: Here are the crowdfunding prices/configurations:
- Peakago w/Atom x5-Z8350/4GB RAM/64GB storage ($269)
- Pekago Pro w/Pentium N4200/8GB/RAM/128GB storage for $339 (before Nov 22nd, or $399 after)
- Peakago Pro w/Atom x5-Z8350/8GB RAM/128GB storage + 4G LTE ($399)
But its Achilles heel is likely to be the processor. The Peakago is powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Cherry Trail chip, which is the same processor that underwhelmed me when I was testing the original One Mix Yoga. A newer processor like an Intel Celeron N4100 Gemini Lake chip would probably make this little convertible laptop a bit more attractive. other key specs include a micro HDMI port, USB Type-C port, USB 3.0 port, headphone jack, and microSD card reader. The little computer has a front-facing VGA camera, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and a 4,500 mAh battery.
It measures 7.1″ x 4.5″ x 0.8″ and weighs about 1.5 pounds.
According to the Peakago website, the company behind this little computer is an OEM/ODM factory that’s already produced an initial batch, but which will be turning to crowdfunding after a collaboration with a contract manufacturer was cancelled.
As with any crowdfunded project, it’s probably best to approach the upcoming Peakago campaign with a grain of salt. We’ve seen some scammy-looking mini-laptop campaigns in the past. But there’s nothing in the description of the Peakago that looks implausible to me… even if the device looks like a pretty blatant knockoff of existing devices like the GPD Pocket and One Mix Yoga.
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