The development team at Popcorn Computer have this week announced they will be launching a new Linux mini PC next year sometime during 2020 with prices starting from just $199. If your budget will stretch and you would like LoRa connectivity than the price increases to $249. Hopefully the new mini PC will be launched early next year and shipping is expected to take place sometime around May 2020.
It’s not sure whether the Linux mini PC will be made available via a crowdfunding site or directly from the Popcorn Computer website. The mini PC is expected to be equipped with a 4.95 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen display and powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit processor supported by 2GB of RAM and equipped with 32GB of eMMC storage.
The Linux mini PC will also be fitted with a removable rechargeable 3,200 mAh battery together with a variety of connectors includingfour USB Type-C connectors, with one offering USB Power Delivery for charging, 2 x host ports, and one that works with a USB-to-Serial converter for console output. Together with a backlit silicon key keyboard, 2.4 GHz WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 support, an Optiga Trust M secure element, and an internal microSD card connector with support for up to 256GB of removable storage.
The small Linux computer will be shipped preinstalled with the Debian 10 Linux operating system. As soon as more details about availability, pricing and shipping is announced by Popcorn Computer we will keep you up to speed as always. In the meantime jump over to the Liliputing website by following the link below for more details and images of what you can expect the Linux mini PC to look like.
1.2 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
2GB DDR3 RAM
32GB eMMC Memory
4.95″ Full HD 1920x1080px IPS LCD
Internal microSD Card Connector
3200mAh Removable Battery
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.0
Infineon OPTIGA TRUST M Secure Element
Built-in Programmable USB Keyboard w/ Backlight:
STM32F103C8T6 ARM Cortex-M3 MCU
25x RGB APA102-2020 LEDs
59x Silicone Buttons
4x USB-C Connectors:
1x Device Port w/ Power Delivery (PD)
2x Host Port (1x w/ PD, 1x w/o PD)
1x USB-to-Serial Converter for Console Output
LoRa Version Only:
U-BLOX CAM-M8Q concurrent GNSS module
Murata CMWX1ZZABZ-078 LoRa Module:
STMicro STM32L0 series ARM Cortex M0+ MCU
Semtech SX1276 ultra-long range wireless transceiver
Operating system and software :
Debian 10 w/ Mainline Linux
Compatible w/ Gadget OS & Buildroot
Open-Source Keyboard & LED Controller Firmware