We’re huge of fans of the tiny Kangaroo PC, which crams a full Windows 10 computer inside a smartphone-sized enclosure. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the outfit is following it up with the Kangaroo Notebook, a laptop that’s, well, not quite like your regular notebook.
You see, the unusual device consists of even tinier Windows 10 PC dongles that you insert into the accompanying laptop dock. The dock provides the display, the trackpad, and the keyboard, while the dongles deliver the processing power, essentially making each dock a dummy terminal that anyone with their own dongle can use for computing.
Made by InFocus, the Kangaroo Notebook comes as a package with one dock and two dongles, so you can use one for work and another for personal items, making it easy to separate both parts of your digital life. The dock houses the 11.6-inch display (1366 x 768 resolution), a full-sized keyboard, a Synaptics trackpad, a battery, speakers, and the usual assortment of connectivity slots (including an SD card slot), while the dongles get the Cherry Trail CPUs, 2GB of RAM, up to 256GB of onboard storage, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth LE.
Unlike other dongle PCs, the ones here don’t use USB to connect to the dock. Instead, it’s a proprietary connector, so you can’t quite use it with TVs and other displays, requiring you to have a dock on hand to do any kind of work.
Slated for availability mid-October, the Kangaroo Notebook is priced at $299.99.