Juno Computers, a Linux hardware business, has unveiled today its Juno Tablet, the first tablet that can be developed with the Debian version of Mobian Linux and KDEs plasma mobile.
Meet the Juno Tablet, one of the few Linux-powered tablets that you can actually buy and own these days. It features a stunning 10.1-inch Full HD (19201080) IPS 60Hz touchscreen with anti-mistouch stylus pens, giving you a real writing experience thanks to the 1024 level of pressure sensitivity.
Juno Tablet can be purchased with a stylus pen for an additional $22 USD. According to Juno Computers, the pen body is light and comfortable to hold, and comes with eraser shortcut keys that allow you to write easily, draw freely, and give full play to creative inspiration.
The Juno Tablet is powered by a Intel Celeron N5100 quad core processor with 1.1GHz performance, while also supporting up to 2.8GHz in Turbo mode. It also includes a soldered 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM module and up to 1TB SSD storage.
Juno Tablet comes with Intel Wireless AC 9460/9560 2.4 and 5GHz wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, one USB3.0 port, a mini HDMI port, a MicroSD (TF) 3.5MM slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Linux tablet, which runs Mobian Linux, is a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution for mobile devices, and has the ability to store the Juno Tablet from the KDE Plasma Mobile or GNOME desktop environments on the other hand. Manjaro Linux is also a Linux-based distribution.
A 3200 mAh 7.6V battery, a 5MP rear camera, a 1MP front camera, a built-in microphone, stereo speakers 8R/1.0W, and a plastic chassis are all included in the Linux tablet.
Juno Tablet is now available for pre-order from Juno Computers online store and it costs $429.00 USD with 256GB SSD storage. For $455.00 USD, the 1TB SSD will cost you $480.00 USD, which I believe is a great deal.
Please note that this product is considered a beta version as some of the hardware isnt working correctly. For example, the internal microphone currently does not work, nor the rear camera. Additionally, suspend works, but the tablet will not wake up from sleep.
Also, Juno Computers claims that Mobian Linux is considered unstable, while the Manjaro Linux ARM versions are considered very unstable. Check out the website linked above for more information, and keep an eye on the fact that this is a non-refundable product.