Kano PC Kit
Kano PC kit. © Kano Computing Limited.
Kano is a startup that specializes in assembly-ready educational computers. So far, its models were based on Raspberry Pi 3 and on an operating system developed by the company. Kano now offers a new kit to assemble a touch-screen laptop that works with Windows 10 S. With a design similar to the Surface PC, the Kano PC has a see-through back that shows its various modules. Children learn to assemble their computer using an instruction booklet, then use an educational app called “How Computers Work”. On the hardware side, the PC is equipped with an 11.6-inch touch screen, an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core 1.44 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of storage, a HDMI port, headphone jack, microphone, 2 USB ports, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Kano PC is available for pre-order on Kano.me, priced at 300 USD. It will launch in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on October 21st.