Pine64’s $199.99 14 inch Pine Pro Linux laptop with 64-bit ARM chip and Manjaro Linux distro now available for pre-order
If you are a Linux fanboi, you shouldn’t miss this one. Pine64, the makers of Linux based laptops have reopened their pre-order window for the 14.1 inch ARM-based Linux laptop Pinebook Pro. Pine64 had last opened the pre-order window in March 2020 and If you missed placing an order last time, you now have another chance to grab $199.99 Pinebook Pro.
PINE64 has started to take the next batch of pre-orders for Pinebook Pro. The pre-order has both the ISO and ANSI keyboard versions of Pinebook Pro and is available for order from their official website here. Both ANSI and ISO keyboard editions cost $199.99 excluding the shipping charges. Pine64 says that it will deliver the laptops by late August 2020.
14.1 inch Pine Pro Linux Laptop specifications
The Pine Pro Linux laptop comes with a 14.1 IPS inch screen giving a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It is powered by the 64-bit dual-core ARM 1.8GHz Cortex A72 and Quad-Core ARM 1.4GHz Cortex A53 processor and a Mali T-860 GPU. It runs on 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and has 64GB of eMMC 5.0 of internal storage. You can extend the memory with external MicroSD card.
For connectivity, the Pine Pro laptop comes with WiFi 802.11AC + Bluetooth 5.0. It has one 3.5 mm headphone jack, one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 Type-A host port. On top of that, Pinebook also has USB 3.0 Type-C ports with alt-mode display out (DP 1.2). Using this USB-C port, you can connect your existing Linux laptops or PineTab. The laptop comes with a Multi-Touch Touchpad and has a 10000 mAH battery. The Pine Pro laptop has a 2MP front camera which doesn’t seem like much. The product comes with a 30-day warranty and the makers warn of small numbers (1-3) of stuck or dead pixels on Pine Pro laptop LCD screens. The makers say these are normal and should not be considered a defect
Pine Pro laptop runs on Manjaro Linux distro by default. However, if you don’t like Manjaro Linux you can install other Linux distributions such as Debian and Fedora Linux. You can check out the supported Pine Pro laptop supported distros here.