Let it never be said that InFocus sub-brand Kangaroo makes uninteresting products. We reported before on the original Kangaroo, a Windows 10 mini-PC that used an iPad for a display. Now the company is showing off the Kangaroo Notebook, which at first glance appears to be a pretty standard 11.6-inch Windows 10 notebook. Spoiler alert: it isn't.
The notebook itself is merely a shell that includes all of the parts of a portable computer—including keyboard, trackpad, speakers, battery, "HD" display, webcam, and microphone—without any of the computer bits. Those parts come from a stick-style mini-PC that slots into the bottom of the notebook.
The Kangaroo Notebook actually includes two of these mini-PCs in the box. InFocus says it's targeted at families with multiple children, or security-conscious persons who would like to keep their work data and personal data completely separate. Shut the machine down and according to Kangaroo, it's a simple process to remove the whole "computer" part of your notebook computer and slot in an entirely different one.
As you might expect, the specifications of the Kangaroo Notebook aren't going to set the world on fire. An Atom x5-Z8350 SoC with 2GB of LPDDR3 handles both CPU and GPU duties. A non-removable 32GB eMMC module is all the storage you get, although you can slot in a microSD card for up to 256GB more. InFocus says the Kangaroo Notebook will be on sale for $299 exclusively at Newegg in mid-October.
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