Crowdfunded GOLE1 PC dual-boots Windows 10 and Android
That’s what the GOLE1 looks to provide. The Indiegogo project — put up by ARMdevices.net from Shenzhen — touts the device as the “smallest All-in-One Intel PC in the world”. With X and Y measurements comparable to a phablet and a thickness of 2cm, we’d say that if it weren’t “the smallest,” it’d have to come within a hare’s breath.
Both Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1 are said to be on the device which packs in an Intel Z8300 Atom x5, four total USB Host ports (one with USB 3.0), microSD expandability, HDMI (for 1080p), Bluetooth, Ethernet and dual-band Wi-Fi. The LCD touchscreen spans five inches with a 720p resolution. Powering it is a 2,600mAh battery is said to last only two hours with charging done through micro-USB or 5V DC.
The power aspect might be a trade-off, but given the size and some early bird pricing, it might not be much of one. There are two variants with differences in memory: one has 2GB of RAM and 32GB flash memory, the other has double both counts.
The 4GB RAM version on Indiegogo sold out its (early) early bird batch of 100 units at $99. As of this post, the regular early bird batch of 200 are half-gone at $109 each. Full price comes to $129 and there’s a $149 perk that tacks on a 2.5″ HDD case with storage support up to 2TB. The 2GB RAM version still has most of its early bird units up for $79 with a regular price of $99. All these prices do not include shipping, which is some $26 to the US.
The project is backed with 13 days left and deliveries are promised to begin sometime in July.
So, how badly do you want (or not want) this?