A Thin and Light Open Source ARM 64-bit Notebook for Tinkering

The PINEBOOK is an 11.6″ notebook powered by the same quad-core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer. It is very lightweight, hackable and comes equipped with a full-sized keyboard and large multi-touch trackpad. It runs numerous mainline Linux distributions as well as *BSD and Android. The most recent iteration has received an upgrade in the form of a 1080p IPS panel.

As a new open source platform, Pinebook development is an ongoing process and represents a great opportunity to get involved with computing on a different level, to customize and personalize the portable computer experience, to understand what is going on beneath the surface. If you are looking for a device in a convenient laptop form-factor that you wish to tinker with, then it is safe to say the Pinebook is the right device for you. We do no wish to discourage anyone from getting the Pinebook, but it is not a daily driver, so if you are looking to replace your current work or school laptop it may be wise to look elsewhere.

Features and Specifications


4 x ARM Cortex A53 cores @ 1.152 GHz


ARM Mali 400 MP2 GPU




1080p IPS panel


Bootable Micro SD slot

16GB of eMMC (upgradable)


HD digital video out

2x USB 2.0 Host

Lithium polymer battery (10000mAH)

Stereo speakers

802.11 b/g/n WiFi with Bluetooth 4.0

3.5mm headphone jack


0.3 MP front-facing camera

Full-sized keyboard

Large trackpad

3.5mm OD/1.35mm ID (5V 3A) port

Large 10,000 mAh Battery

Large 10,000 mAh battery to give all day battery life

1080p IPS panel

11.6" 1080p IPS display


You can find parts for the Pinebook on the store to fully repair the device


The Pinebook’s light weight and small size make it a extremely portable machine