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An Affordable 64Bit ARM based open source notebook:
11.6” LCD US$ 89
14” LCD US$ 99



Light and Thin 64-bit ARM based Open Source Notebook:

PINEBOOK is an 11.6″ or 14″ notebook powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer. It is lightweight and comes with a full size keyboard and large multi-touch touchpad for students and makers.

As a new open source platform, Pinebook development is an ongoing process and represents a great opportunity to get involved with computing on a different level, to customise and personalise the portable computer experience, to understand what is going on beneath the surface. Your input can help shape and define what a Pinebook can be.

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1.2GHz 64-Bit Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53

2 GB LPDDR3 RAM Memory

16 GB eMMC 5.0 (upgradable up to 64GB)

WiFi 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0






Full Size Keyboard

Large Multi-Touch Touchpad

Input: 100~240V, Output: 5V3A

Lithium Polymer Battery (10000mAH)

11.6″ or 14″ TN LCD (1366 x 768)

0.3 Megapixels

11.6″ : 299mm x 200mm x 12mm (WxDxH)

14″ : 329mm x 220mm x 12mm (WxDxH)

11.6″ : 1.04 kg (2.30 lbs)

14″ : 1.26 kg (2.78 lbs)

30 days

Software OS : Linux Distro (Default) or Android
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Asus R558UQ Core i5

Asus R558UQ Core i5
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The Asus R558UQ looks good on paper, but in real world terms this isn’t the laptop to buy. While the R558 does allow casual gaming, you’ll get a much better display with the Lenovo Ideapad 510 and with the same hardware, plus double the RAM. We recommend spending a bit more and buying that device.


Specifications of our test machine:
Display: 15.6-inch display, 1920 x 1080p
CPU: Intel Core i5-7200U
Storage: 1TB HDD 5400RPM
Battery: 38 watt-hour
Graphics: Nvidia GTX940MX with 2GB VRAM

A thick black body, made of plastic all over and a signature Asus-like finish, this laptop is meant for the regular business user who wants a bit of everything. It is neither thin, nor light, and it isn’t meant to be.


I’m officially spoiled by ultrabooks. The Asus R558UQ, to me, seems to be a difficult laptop to manage. However, in the market at large, such laptops are actually quite important. That said, I wouldn’t recommend buying this as a gaming laptop, since it has only 4GB RAM. Moreover, its hard drive gets in the way of really smooth usage.

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