An unusual small but very thick laptop with an ortholinear keyboard and Arm platforms. MNT Pocket Reform introduced
Netbooks are long gone, and very few mobile computers have screens smaller than 10 inches. One of these is the new MNT Pocket Reform.
This laptop wasn’t designed to be compact. The dimensions are not optimal and can cause anxiety for those who are used to ultrabooks.
The photos show you what the device looks like and explain why compactness is not an important feature. The dimensions are 200x126x45mm, and the weight isn’t indicated.
The ortholinear keyboard is another feature of this novelty, in addition to its unusual design. These keyboards are not for everyone, so it is essential to consider them before buying.
There are many other unusual solutions. The novelty’s heart is not an Intel or AMD CPU. It is built on SoC NXP.MX8M Plus platform with either 4 or 8GB RAM. It can be removed and replaced by another medium. There are many other options available to the company:
- NXP Layerscape LS1028A
- Raspberry Pi CM4
- Pine SOQuartz RK3566
- FPGA AMD/Xilinx Kintex-7
A platform from MNT Reform can also be added to the computer.
Full HD resolution is the hallmark of the seven-inch screen. Wi-Fi 5 or Bluetooth 5.0 adapters are available, as well as a 4G/5G modem (optional), 128 GB flash memory, an SSD slot, and a microSD card slot.
You have two options for the body: anodized aluminum or recycled plastic. This set includes two USB-C ports, one for Industrial Ethernet and one for micro-HDMI.
Windows is not possible, given the platform. The PC supports Debian GNU/Linux and Arch GNU/Linux as well as Ubuntu, Void (Plan 9, Genode, OpenBSD), Void, Void, Void, Void, Ubuntu, Void, Void, Void, Void, Void, Void, Void, Void, Void, and Ubuntu.
There are no pricing details, but pre-orders for the summer will be available.