What? you ask.
The not-too-shabby Pinebook Pro. I dunno, guess if I was a US citizen I’d get one of those. Ya, it may not be a computing powerhouse and you probably won’t be able to play games or even log into Second Life with it but it’ll make a nice lightweight but stable everyday computer, mom n pop machine to play with many Linux distros, and do all the usual computing stuff. Fun. 🙂
Pine64 say buyers will be able to pre-order the Pinebook Pro on July 25, 2019, from the official Pine64 website.
But in a move that may annoy some eager enthusiasts, Pine64 will give pre-order priority to members of their forum who registered before July 1.
So my dear fraggles, better hurry up, register for Pine’s forum, become a driving force of the hype and earn the right for pre-order priority.
… or say Fukit! and get a second hand Lenovo ThinkPad. No really, for 200 Woolongs you should get a flawless super duper machine, fresh out of a leasing contract, refurbished and ready to go. But whatever you do, you see, you need a new computer. I won’t stay quiet on the sidelines and helplessly observe you ruin your lifes with a dual boot Linux distro on your only computer, your master Windows machine! 😐 No sir! Not on my watch!
So for the adventurous and a little bit computer savvy kids it’s not even a question: Old but goodygood ThinkPads or bust. For the little girls and scaredy cats among you I’d recommend you get a Pinebook Pro. They are cheap but joyful little laptops you’ll be proud to own.