California tech firm Tango crowdfunds smartphone-sized portable PC
Tango has started a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo site to create the most portable personal computer (PC) in the world. According to the company, the product is just as small as a smartphone but has the capacity of a quad-core Windows PC, wrote VentureBeat.
The Tango PC is similar to the Raspberry Pi computer with its small system. But it boasts of a 2-gigahertz quad-core Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processor. In addition, its integrated 3D graphics system makes it a good bet for gaming. The company has already raised $223,423 so far on the crowdfunding site, going past its original goal of $100,000. The campaign still has 32 more days to go, the report explained.
Bhavesh Shah created the portable machine. He formed the San Diego, California-based company two years back. The firm has been bootstrapped until now, the report added.
Tango has a docking station as small an external CD drive, which connects the user to a keyboard, display and other devices using USB or LAN ports. The PC's small battery can be taken out when not in use. This causes the machine to go to sleep so data is not lost. When the battery is plugged in again, the user can just continue where he left off, the report detailed.
The portable PC maker wants to raise more external funding from venture capitalists and angel investors, VentureBeat reported.