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JingPad A1 Linux tablet crowdfunding begins June 15th for $549 (or less for beta testers)

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The JingPad A1 is an 11 inch tablet with an 11 inch tablet with an octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and touchscreen-friendly Linux distribution called JingOS.

First unveiled in April, the makers of the tablet have now announced that it will be available for pre-order for $549 starting June 15th through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The tablet will begin shipping to backers September 27th.

That’s only part of the announcement though – there’s also a JingPad A1 beta program that will let 100 people save $99 and and get a tablet two months early.

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JingPad A1 Linux tablet launches June 15th via Indiegogo

  • JingPad A1 Linux tablet launches June 15th via Indiegogo

    If you are patiently waiting for the launch of the new, previously unveiled JingPad A1 Linux tablet, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s crowdfunding campaign will start on June the 15th making the Linux tablet available to pre-order priced at $549.

    The JingPad A1 comes with a 16 megapixel main camera and an 8 megapixel front camera and can be used with an 11 inch full-size keyboard transforming your Linux tablet into a Linux laptop. The company is also created a stylus to accompany the tablet offering 4096 levels of pressure and the integrated 8,000mAh battery is capable of providing up to 10 hours of battery life and takes approximately three hours to charge from flat to full.

JingPad A1: A US$549 2-in-1 convertible with the first Linux...

  • JingPad A1: A US$549 2-in-1 convertible with the first Linux-based tablet OS

    In March, Jingling revealed the JingPad A1, the first 2-in-1 convertible running a tablet OS based on Linux (JingOS). At the time, it was unclear how much the JingPad A1 would cost, but Jingling has now confirmed that the tablet will start at US$549.

    There is a caveat though, as this is Indiegogo pricing. The campaign will commence on June 15, but we expect US$549 to be the tablet's early-bird price. The JingPad A1 runs on a Unisoc Tiger T7510, a relatively unknown SoC that has a PowerVR GM9446 GPU and two ARM CPU core clusters: four Cortex-A75 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores.

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