The MiniPC for 2019 - not a Communicator, but...

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Although not actually a retail product yet, I think GPD is onto something with its latest MiniPC design. Definitely a tool for professional engineers more than prosumers, it's geek porn for anyone who likes mobile gadgets with lots of connectivity. See the photos and specs below - heck this thing has an Ethernet port!

From Manguiro:

GPD has published images of its new device that it wants to present this coming year. The device in question will be called GPD-MiniPC, and is a new product line that wants to introduce GPD, aimed at offering a device not as powerful as its Pocket line, but in favor of gaining connectivity with more USB ports, and other types. 
  • Intel N4100 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB SSD 2242 drive (replaceable)
  • 3 USB 3.0 Type A ports (full-size USB ports)
  • 1 USB Type-C port (for charging and data)
  • 1 MicroSD slot
  • 1 Gigabit RJ45 port
  • 1 HDMI port (standard size)
  • 1 Serial port
  • 1 touchpad built into the keyboard (for use with the right hand)
  • Wifi Dual Band 5GHz
  • Bluetooth
  • Charger with PD (Power Delivery) and Standard support (5V charger), both by the same USB Type-C port (The device will come with a PD charger)
  • 6200mAh battery (2 x 3200mAh)
  • Backlight keyboard
  • Touchpad panel on the right side
  • Mouse buttons on the left side
  • Hole to install a wrist strap (wirstrap).
...Initially, the Indiegogo campaign will open this February and will only have 2000 initial units.

The official description is:

"It is an ultra small handheld UMPC, suitable for engineers, technicians or industrial applications (configuration of industrial equipment, etc., and that can be connected through the ports, being a tool easy to transport, complete and compact) "

All very intriguing. I'm not sure I have a personal use for this sort of thing every day, but I'd sure as heck like it in my all year round toolkit, for all those times when I'm summoned to a friend's house to 'fix their computers'!

(via MSPU)

Source / Credit: Manguiro