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Ubuntu Touch could breathe new life into the troubled JingPad A1 Linux tablet

The JingPad A1 is a tablet with premium specs and software that’s both unusual, and unfinished. Launched last year by a Chinese startup called Jingling, the JingPad A1 was designed to run a tablet-friendly Linux distribution called JingOS. But the company that makes the tablet (and its operating system) has fallen on hard times, putting the […]

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Makers of the JingPad A1 are selling the Linux tablet for 45-percent off following staffing cuts

The JingPad A1 is a tablet with an 11 inch AMOLED display, a Unisoc T7510 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. But what really sets it apart from most tablets on the market is that it ships with a custom Linux distribution called JingOS. First launched last summer through a crowdfunding campaign, the […]

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PineNote E Ink tablet now available for $399 for developers and enthusiasts

The PineNote is a tablet with a 10.1 inch grayscale E Ink display and pen support. It’s designed to be a hackable, Linux-friendly device and it’s one of the latest products from the makers of the PinePhone and PineBook line of devices. First introduced last summer, the PineNote began shipping to developers in limited quantities […]

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Lilbits: 3dfx is back (but not really) and more JingPad A1 Linux tablet performance notes

Over the past week or so, a new Twitter account has been teasing the return of a classic name in computer graphics. But now that the new 3dfx has made it official, it’s clear that the new company has very little of the DNA of its predecessor other than rights to use the 3dfx name […]

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Kobo Clara HD becomes an E Ink Linux tablet with the help of postmarketOS

The Kobo Clara HD is an eReader with a 6 inch E Ink display and Kobo’s software designed for reading eBooks. But thanks to a new work-in-progress port of postmarketOS for the device, you can now use the Kobo Clara HD as a Linux tablet with an E Ink display. That could make this device, which […]

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Lilbits: Handheld gaming… and more handheld gaming

First announced in 2019, the Playdate handheld game console is scheduled to ship later this year, and now its makers have announced that it’ll go up for pre-order starting in July for $179. That’s $30 higher than originally anticipated, but there’s a global chip shortage going on, which led to the price hike. The good […]

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JingPad A1 Linux tablet crowdfunding begins June 15th for $549 (or less for beta testers)

The JingPad A1 is an 11 inch tablet with an octa-core processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and touchscreen-friendly Linux distribution called JingOS. First unveiled in April, the makers of the tablet have now announced that it will be available for pre-order for $549 starting June 15th through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The tablet […]

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Lilbits: New chips from Apple, Intel, and AMD plus little PCs, both new and old

A small desktop computer that went on sale in China recently is powered by a previously unannounced AMD processor that sure looks like it could be a version of the chip used for the latest Xbox game consoles. Perhaps this is what’s happening to chips that didn’t quite make the cut. Rival chip maker Intel […]

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More JingPad A1 Linux tablet detailed revealed ahead of crowdfunding

The JingPad A1 is a tablet with an 11 inch AMOLED touchscreen display, support for digital pen input, and a detachable keyboard that lets you use the tablet like a laptop. It also has an operating system that’s designed for both tablet and laptop mode. That’s because the JingPad A1 will be the first tablet to […]