PineTab: The Open Source ARM 64-bit Tablet

The PineTab is similar in both form, function and underlying ARM64 architecture to the original 11.6″ Pinebook. It is powered by the same quad-core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer. The optional keyboard and trackpad – which doubles-up as a screen cover – effectively converts the PineTab into a petite on-the-go laptop with a touch screen functionality. It runs numerous mainline Linux distributions as well as *BSD and Android.

As a new open source platform, the PineTab development is an ongoing process and represents a great opportunity to get involved with computing on a different level, to customise and personalise the portable computer experience, to understand what is going on beneath the surface.

Features and Specifications


4 x ARM Cortex A53 cores @ 1.152GHz


ARM Mali 400 MP2 GPU




10″ MiPi 720p capacitive LCD


Bootable Micro SD slot

64GB of eMMC


Micro HD digital video out port

USB 2.0 A Host

Micro USB 2.0 OTG

2Mpx front-facing camera

5Mpx rear camera

Optional M.2 slot

Speakers and microphone

3.5mm headphone jack with mic input

Volume rocker

Magnetically attached keyboard (optional)

Built-in 802.11 b/g/n WiFi with Bluetooth: 4.0

6000mAh battery

2.5mm barrel power (5V 3A) port

Multiple expansion boards for LTE, LoRa and SATA SSD

Detachable Keyboard

Optional magnetic detachable keyboard that acts as a case for the tablet when not in use

Storage Expansion

Add a SATA SSD using a optional expansion board

Expansion Modules

Expansion modules for LTE modem and LoRa

Micro HD Video Out

Micro digital HD video out port allows for displaying content on an external monitor