PengPod, a true Linux tablet
12/3/2012 2:20:00 PM
If you're underwhelmed by the iPad or any of the Andoird tablets, the PengPod could be just the thing you're looking for. Linux now has it's very own tablet...and some early supporters grabbed it for just $99.
PengPod is a spin-off of a Florida importing company. It was being funded on Indiegogo before hitting it's ending time. PengPod was asking for just $49,000 but are walking away with over $72,000 to start production.
The company offered a 7" tablet for a $99 backing (earlybirds only, it went up to $120 after 25 were claimed) and a 10" tablet for just $185. The tablets feature Wi-Fi, a front-facing camera, and you can dual-boot Linux or Android with an SD card.
PengPod is also offering the PengStick, which is a little jump drive-sized miniPC with either Android or Linux loaded on it ($85).
While the crowdfunding is over, it IS going to production. You can still pre-order tablets, sticks, and bootable SD cards as well as accessories on PengPod's website. The estimated delivery times right now are January 2013.