Kangaroo: The Portable $99 Windows 10 PC



/ 3 years ago

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The Kangaroo, developed by InFocus, is a small $99 Windows 10 PC designed to be versatile and portable. While not as small as a Intel’s tiny Compute Stick, or even a Raspberry Pi, InFocus’ Kangaroo is small enough to fit in a pocket and includes an HDMI dock for easy connection to a TV or monitor, the idea being that multiple docks around your house allows you to move your PC to different rooms without fuss.

The Kangaroo runs on an Intel “Cherry Tail” Atom x5-Z8500 processor, the same chip contained within many popular tablets, and has 2GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage, a microSD slot, and a fingerprint reader. Its internal battery carries enough charge for up to 4 hours use, but also includes a MicroUSB charger. Ports include one USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, and an HDMI port.

While the Kangaroo runs Windows 10, it could be of some appeal to iOS users, thanks to its Lightning-to-USB cable, which allows the PC to use an iPhone or iPad as a touchscreen monitor.

Full Technical Specifications:

OSWindows 10 – 64bit Home
CPUIntel Atom™ x5-Z8500 Processor (2M Cache, up to 2.24 GHz)
GraphicsIntel® Processor Graphics Gen8
Video MemorySharing System Memory
Memory2GB LPDDR3
Hard Drive32GB eMMC
WirelessWi-Fi 802.11 A/C (Dual Band) / Bluetooth 4.0
Expansion SlotmicroSD
SecurityFingerprint reader
Battery LifeBattery power for up to 4 hours (casual use)
DimensionsComputing module : 80.5 x 124 x 12.9mm / Base : 80.5 x 46.9 x 12.9mm
Weight200g (without adapter & power cord) / 470g (including adapter & power cord)
PortsComputing module: microSD, Micro USB (charge only)
Base: USB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 1, HDMI x 1, DC-IN
AudioSupported through HDMI
CloudOneDrive
Power AdapterInput: 100V-220V ~ 1A, 50-60Hz / Output: 12V/3A
Accessories includedSoftware – OSLinx (requires download & lightning to usb cable), AC Power Adapter, Kangaroo Dock
Warranty1 Year Limited Warranty
Kangaroo Dock PortsUSB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 1, HDMI x 1, DC-IN
Kangaroo Dock40-pin proprietary

The Kangaroo is currently only available from NewEgg, but VentureBeat reports that the Microsoft Store will be offering the mini-PC soon, too.

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