The JingPad A1 will start at $ 549 for the WiFi-only version.

JingPad A1 Specifications

Although there has been movement in the mobile Linux world for a long time, I personally had the feeling that it was quite stagnant until the beginning of this year. In mobile devices, two stand out, phones and tablets, and it is in the larger touch devices that less progress is being made. I thought the PineTab was going to change something, but it didn't and now I have that feeling again, but with the JingPad A1.

The PineTab is an open source all-around tablet, which sounds great at first, but is very limited. The hardware is very discreet (to say the least) and the software lags behind that of mobiles. The JingPad A1 is different, starting with a much more advanced hardware and ending with a JingOS that gives hope. The latest news tells us about its price.

Will the JingPad A1 be worth it?

From what they have published less than 24 hours ago, the price of the JingPad A1 will start at $ 549 the WiFi only model. It will have 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage, which is more than we may need in most cases. As for its cameras, it will have a 16mpx main one and an 8mpx front one. So, on paper, all this for around € 600 does seem like a good deal.

The problem? For me, the problem is that we still cannot verify its performance, and the PineTab and the systems that can be installed have made some of us a bit pessimistic. If the operating system moves well, and the cameras take good photos, I think the JingPad A1 will be a more than interesting device. The operating system you use by default it is based on Ubuntu, so you can install a lot of software. So it could be what you expected the PINE64 tablet to be, but for five times the price. Because let's not forget that VAT will probably have to be added.

If you asked me if I want one, my answer would be "of course", and more after they assured me that it will be a device that can be used daily, unlike the PineTab. However, I won't be one of the first this time. If I watch several videos on YouTube, I see that it moves smoothly and that people are satisfied, I will probably get one for Christmas. I'll get rid of my PineTab first, though.

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  1.   White at home said

    I prefer to wait for something 100% free, librem's are on the right track, but I don't think I'm going that way, if they keep selling open source garbage and not real free software, I'm going for a 00 series thinkpad