Pinebooks are built around the same ARM Cortex A53 that the kickstarted Pine board utilized, but instead of being a Raspberry like board, it is a built to order laptop. The 11.6" model is $89 and the 14" model will cost you $99. The screen is 1366×768, it comes with a 640×480 camera as well as a pair of USB ports, audio, miniSD and miniHDMI connectors. Hack a Day ordered one and found that in some ways this is still a work in progress as there are issues with some of the outputs which may soon be addressed in an update to the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 OS it runs. Still a laptop for less than $100 is impressive and might be worth tinkering with, take a more detailed look here.
"The Pine A64 was a 64-bit Quad-Core Single Board Computer which was kickstarted at the tail end of 2015 for delivery in the middle of 2016. Costing just $15, and hailed as a “Raspberry Pi killer,” the board raised $1.7 million from 36,000 backers. It shipped to its backers to almost universally poor reviews."
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