Gole1 PC scores goals with small size, dual operating systems

There are many PCs and tablets on the market with Intel processors. But few of them can fit in one’s pocket or come with Windows and Android operating system compatibility out of the box.

Gole1 is being marketed as the smallest and cheapest all in-one Intel PC available. But it more closely resembles a tablet. It comes with a 5-inch, HD touchscreen display and the dual operating systems. Users can switch from Windows 10 to Android 5.1 by using the “Switch to Android” app icon on the Windows desktop. Gole1 is powered by the Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 processor and runs Windows 10 Home.

Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, four USB ports and a microSD card reader that supports up to 64 GB of storage. It can also be connected to a TV or projector via HDMI. The device offers two hours of power with the built-in 2600mAh battery, but its power can be extended by any 5V/3A Micro-USB power bank.

Gole1 ships in July. Future pricing isn’t provided. But Indiegogo backers can get one for a pledge starting at $79 for early birds. Its makers hope to raise $30,000 by June 7. But they plan to ship Gole1 to backers regardless of how much they raise.

Gole1 is potentially appealing to consumers –- especially those on a budget — whether they plan to use it for Windows Office software applications or entertainment at home, school or work. The dual operating functionality is a nice feature that stands to broaden its appeal.

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