Enthusiasts are lining up to buy the slowest laptop in the world

On Crowdsupply crowdfunding platform more than a hundred users have already collected for the project notuce “MNT Reform” of $125 thousand, despite the fact that requested only $115 thousand to the end of the fundraiser even more months. Tech enthusiasts literally Queuing up for a new laptop although it is unlikely to reach the levels of even budget builds. Why is there such interest?

In the basic configuration MNT Reform has only 4 GB of RAM, processor ARM Cortex A53 (similar to Raspberry Pi 3), 12.5-inch Full HD display, five USB ports and the Ethernet network connector. Hard drive 1 TB, as well as the module Wi-Fi, need to pay separately. But the laptop comes with a preinstalled Debian GNU / Linux 11 on the SD card.

For all this “splendor” offers to pay $1500, but it’s for a complete Assembly. For $1300 you can buy a set of CPU+memory+the OS, and for $999 and did get a set of boards that the user is free to collect himself. This is the essence of the product, its main advantage over the 18 months the German company MNT Research GmbH have created the most simple, versatile laptop is fully compliant with the open source.

It is not subject to any restrictions on upgrading the hardware, installing programs and application, in addition to the current legislation. And this is the only laptop that is fully compliant with the Open Source Hardware Association. Logically, in the basic form of benefit from it a bit, but enthusiasts get their hands on interesting legal platform for any extensions and upgrades.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Physicists have learned to turn plastic bottles in supercapacitors

Scientists from the University of California, riverside have developed a technology to produce components for supercapacitors from regular waste. We are talking about polyethylene terephthalate or PET, which is made most of plastic bottles. This material is from an economic point of view is significantly superior to high-tech raw materials, like graphene or carbon nanotubes. […]

Looks like a screwdriver of the XXI century

Recently Techcult wrote about the drill of the XXI century with a touchscreen and lasers. But the screwdriver is traditionally considered to be more simple, reliable and very straightforward tool. What similar high-tech screwdriver advanced Italian production? And it is similar to the Kinetic device Driver. Kinetic Driver designed by the Italian designer Giacomo Di […]

Our Solar system is most similar to space croissant

The sun emits powerful electromagnetic winds that envelop the planet in our solar system like a giant bubble. This magnetic bubble is called the heliosphere and protects the planet from dangerous space radiation. Scientists have long believed that the heliosphere is in the form of a comet – with a distinct nose and long flowing […]

Some homemade masks turned out to be more dangerous than no

Despite the fact that the industry has recovered from the shock of the first days of the pandemic COVID-19 and now produces enough facial masks of different types, most people in the world due to various reasons use homemade versions. Everyone understands that they are less effective than professional medical model, but the question is: […]