Hackboard has introduced powerful, affordable Personal Computer Kits with 4G or 5G connectivity, perfect for students, the classroom, work-from-home professionals and makers looking to create innovative technology projects.
Today more than ever, students, professionals and schools all need access to powerful, affordable computers. With the significant increase in remote learning and tightening budgets, students and schools need access to affordable, high-quality, versatile computers with outstanding connectivity that integrate smoothly into the classroom. Work-from-home professionals may have a computer for work, but may need an additional system in the home for both their work and in-home students. With 4G or 5G connectivity and an affordable price, we’ve designed the Hackboard 2 and Personal Computer Kits to solve these growing problems.
The Hackboard Computer Kits include two initial configurations – the Hackboard 2 Starter Kit and Hackboard 2 Complete Kit.
The Hackboard 2 Starter Kit includes the Hackboard 2, featuring an Intel Celeron processor (up to 2.8GHz), 4GB of RAM (upgradable to 8GB), 64GB storage (with options up to 512GB), dual- band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, HDMI 2.1 output to a monitor or TV, 1080p USB-2 video camera with microphone, full-sized, wireless keyboard with integrated trackpad and a custom-designed, protective case. The Microsoft Windows 10 Pro version is priced at $249.95 and the Debian Linux version is $224.95.
The Hackboard Complete Kit comes with the components of the Hackboard 2 Starter Kit, plus a portable 13.3″ 1080p high-definition display with integrated speakers, USB-C and HDMI inputs and a protective screen cover that doubles as a stand. The Microsoft Windows 10 Pro version is priced at $399.95 and the Debian Linux version is $374.95.
Ideal for Education
The Hackboard 2 and Personal Computer Kits are ideal for education – both remote learning and in the classroom. In addition to excellent connectivity, the Hackboard 2 runs Windows-based applications, Google Classroom and G-Suite through a web browser, and Python coding software.
We’ve also designed the Hackboard computing platform to be versatile, allowing users to create their ideal computing environment at an affordable price. Hackboard 2 comes with Windows 10 Pro or Linux and is designed to run a variety of other popular operating systems. With 4G or 5G connectivity, users can connect to the internet from almost anywhere. Users can plug the system into nearly any monitor with an HDMI input, including their TV.
“The Hackboard 2 and Personal Computer Kits are designed to address the increasing worldwide challenge of the Digital Divide and the needs of education,” said Mike Callow, Hackboard co-founder and CEO. “With students unable to attend school in person, as well as the work-from-home user, there is a growing need for affordable, powerful computers connecting users to the internet and each other. Our mission is to help solve this growing challenge.”