Meet Pinebook, A Low Cost Linux Laptop That Looks Like A MacBook


Short Bytes: PineBook is a budget laptop running an Allwinner quad-core 64-bit processor. The device comes in two screen sizes both of them having 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC storage along various ports and connectivity options. PineBook supports a number of Linux distros and Android versions.

If you are looking for a low-cost Linux machine which is also a MacBook Air doppelganger, you might want to consider PineBook. The machine uses the same ARM-based CPU found on the single board computer Pine 64.

PineBook is presented as a more practical solution by its makers which can cater to a large number of customers. The 14-inch Linux machine is just 0.47-inches thick and weighs 1.2 kilos.

It can run any Linux distribution or Android OS which is supported by the PINE A64 board like Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian, etc. It can also run Windows IoT.

PineBook Specifications


Specifications Description
CPU Allwinner A64 Quad-Core Cortex-A53 64-bit @ 1.2 GHz
GPU Mali-400MP2 (Display: 1280 x 720)
Storage 16GB eMMC 5.0 (expandable up to 256GB via microSD)
Ports 2x USB 2.0, 1x MicroSD, 1x 3.5mm Jack, 1x Mini HDMI
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 10,000 mAh Lithium Polymer
Camera 1.2MP Font, Built-in Mic

PineBook comes in two variants, 11-inch ($89) and 14-inch ($99). Both variants feature the same hardware.

Visit the Pine 64 website to know more.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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