We live in a world in which computers are always getting smaller, and so it comes as no surprise that the market is already packed with miniature portable computers. Now, an American electronics company called InFocus has launched Kangaroo, an interesting addition to the miniature PCs already on the market.
The company claims that the Kangaroo comes in to the market as world’s smallest portable desktop computer, measuring 124mm in length, 80.5mm in width, 12.9mm in girth, weighs only 200g and is approximately the size of a smartphone. The Kangaroo features an HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, a removable base unit, and a DC power port. It even has a Windows Hello fingerprint sensor.
Other specifications include: a quad-core Intel ‘Cherrytail’ Atom x5-Z8500 processor registered at 1.44GHz, and a Burst frequency measuring 2.24GHz; 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage, which is expandable via microSDXC card (reaching 128GB) if you need extra storage.
InFocus claims that the battery can power the device for four hours on casual use. The Kangaroo also comes with a Micro-USB port for charging. The device runs Windows 10 and features Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Connectivity and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
Surely all this must cost an arm and a leg. Wrong! It comes with a reasonable price point of US$99 and became available for purchase on 27 October 2015 in the USA from Newegg.com. InFocus states that it can be purchased in the Microsoft Store commencing mid-November.
Here’s some advice though. Although you will be able to use the device for casual browsing, watching full HD video files, and playing games, don’t expect to use this miniature PC for graphics-intensive games.