Kangaroo Is A $99 Portable Windows 10 PC With A Rechargeable Battery

The PC on-a-stick market isn’t exactly competitive if we’re being honest. To be fair, no one except inventors and hobbyists need these systems but that hasn’t stopped people from trying and the latest effort is the Kangaroo. It comes courtesy of InFocus and runs on Windows 10.

Perhaps its biggest merit (apart from Windows 10) is that it comes with a rechargeable battery, said to last four hours. Virtually none of its portable competitors have that and you need a power source at all times. All in a package the size of a smartphone.

The other talking point is the price. At $99, it is one of the cheapest systems available. The specs are modest, which is to be expected.

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You get an Intel Atom x5 processor clocked at 1.44 Ghz, with 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage, which is expandable (and you’ll likely take that route as just around 18 GB is available at startup). It connects with monitors via HDMI and has an integrated Intel HD Graphics chip. You also get two USB (2.0 + 3.0) ports.

Innovative solutions such as the InFocus Kangaroo built on Windows 10 delivers great flexibility at a reasonable price, helping customers to be even more productive while on the go. – Microsoft Vice President for Worldwide OEM Marketing, Peter Han

To spice things up, you get a fingerprint scanner on the side for Windows Hello integration, as well as Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Windows 10 Home should ensure that the PC runs at a reasonable speed, though, you can’t really expect much more.

Products like the Kangaroo are not really that essential but they make us realize that there are always tinkerers around. And at $99, you don’t need a fortune to play with one either.


  • Can be made even useful on installing some light linux distro on it, some of the hardware might be rendered useless but still useful enough!

      • Depends on the use case, it really can be way more useful for some users to have Linux than Windows on their machine.

          • This again comes to personal choice, not a universal thing which could be applied to everybody there on earth. I am not a fanatic who likes to indulge in Windows vs Linux. There are parts which are appreciable with windows and vice versa. I personally could not switch to windows because I could not have i3 window manager on it (since I am used to vim key bindings) and I am very much used to Bash shell which is only available with *nix systems (I know you can have it with Cygwin on windows but it is a kind of a work around).

            Two months back when Windows 10 arrived, I somehow convinced myself to install it, i could not bear it for two hours since it was much slower and less responsive than Linux on the same machine, it was probably due to a lot of bloatware which comes pre-installed with windows. I had Arch Linux and Debian on my computer back in the days, I could control with it what comes pre-installed with it if anything at all.

            Here in my community, many common computer users (not very computer literate) come to me who use their computers to only watch movies or browse internet but they are fed up with virus infections and licensing issues on their system. As a solution for them, I simply put some distro of Linux on their computer and they live their remaining life happily with it.

    • Raspberry pi is Arm based and is extremely limited. This is thanks to Intel and can output 4k video at 60fps.

      • Raspberry pi is 35$ computer which start it all, I know what more expensive and latest competitions can do!

        • Raspberry pi is just a glorified audrino. This is a full fledged PC running Windows 10. For just about twice the price, the difference in computation power between the two is massive.

  • What is the source of your article? You must provide the source website link. Authors of ProPakistani don’t respont to comments most of the times. This is poor journalism.

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