Short Bytes: If you’re planning to some DIY stuff in the coming future. Then you might want to take a look at the Teres I created by Olimex. It is a small-sized DIY laptop built using open source hardware. It features a quad-core ARM processor and it is capable of running Linux operating system. Teres I is available for 225 EUR.Teres I is a budget laptop powered by open source hardware and software. While there are many other devices based on open source hardware, this laptop is a little different. You’ll have to assemble Teres I on your own after you unbox it.
Teres I Specifications:
|CPU||Allwinner Quad Core A64 ARM Cortex-A53|
|Display||11.6-inch (1366×768) with webcam.|
|Ports & Slots||HDMI 1.4, 1x 3.5mm, 2x USB 2.0|
|Connectivity||802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD,|
|Battery & Weight||7,000 mAh, 2.2 Pounds|
Olimex, the creators of Teres I, has attached a price tag of 225 EUR (USD 242 approx.) on this laptop packing open source hardware. They have a prepared a guide which can help you assemble the laptop after buying it. The laptop is capable of running various Linux operating systems and Android.
The source code of the software and hardware CAD files are available on Olimex’s GitHub repo. Also, there will be a variant of Teres I with an FHD display and an x86 processor.
What do you think about Teres I? Drop your thoughts and feedback.