MNT Pocket Reform is a fully customizable mini Linux laptop with a really cool design
MNT Research, makers of the fully customizable MNT Reform Linux laptop, now present a new option – and if you love vaporwave, you’ll love this design.
Meet the Pocket Reform, a 7-inch mini laptop with a chunky, fashion-forward purple design that makes you think of vaporwave videos or 80s sci-fi.
However, even beyond the aesthetics and attractive mechanical keyboard, the Pocket Reform offers a lot, especially for those who care about durability.
The Pocket Reform not only uses open source hardware and a Linux operating system, but it has a modular and scalable design, where the casing is recyclable and its parts reusable. You can even print your own case and modify it to your heart’s desire.
On the software side, it’s a dream for security enthusiasts and people who want to get away from big tech.
The Pocket Reform has Mozilla’s Thunderbird as its email client and comes with apps like Mastodon, Telegram and LibreOffice.
Even the game has not been forgotten, although the only people who can play on the Mnt Pocket Reform are old school gamers and nostalgics. This small laptop comes with popular emulators like DOSBox, VICE, Snes9x, and DuckStation.
When it comes to connectivity, even though it’s a pocket-size laptop, not much has been lost to make it so portable – it has WiFi, can use 4G and 5G WWAN modems, and comes with with micro HDMI and USB-C ports.
Still, don’t expect this one to go on par with regular laptops on the market. Designed as a mobile tool for places where lugging a big laptop doesn’t make sense, its hardware wasn’t designed to outperform the benchmarks.
You can choose your processor and RAM from a list that includes an NXP i.MX8M Plus with 4 or 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, a Raspberry Pi CM4 with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, or an NXP Layerscape LS1028A, which can be paired with 8 or 8 GB of DDR4 RAM. 16GB DDR4 RAM. As for storage, you might want to keep your work in the cloud or take advantage of the up to 2TB NVMe SSD slot, as this baby only carries up to 128GB of eMMC flash memory.
The 7-inch screen is a Full HD display at 310 ppi and you have the option of connecting a monitor up to 4K via micro HDMI.
The only thing left to know is the price. The original MNT Reform is €1,099.00 on their website ($1,160), which might give you an idea. MNT wants to open pre-orders for a beta version of this tiny Linux laptop in July, so enthusiasts can contribute ahead of a bigger launch.
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