Pine64 has started shipping the PineBook Pro again. The open source laptop was unavailable for a long time due to problems in China’s supply lines, but now that those have been resolved, the company is selling the laptops again.
The Pinebook Pro with ANSI format is back as available in Pine64’s web store. The open source laptop was out of stock for a long time, but can now be ordered again. Dutch buyers can also purchase the laptop, with delivery costs of $44. The laptop itself costs 219 dollars, but for European buyers VAT and customs clearance costs are added. The laptop will be delivered again this week.
Pine64 had reduced deliveries of much of its hardware and in some cases, such as the Pinebook Pro, even shut it down altogether. The laptop came for sale for the first time in October 2019but due to the corona crisis and the associated supply problems in Shenzhen, China, the delivery of the laptops was halted for a long time.
The Pinebook Pro is an “open source laptop” with hardware whose firmware is publicly available and customizable. The laptop runs on an Arm-soc with two Cortex A72 cores at 1.8GHz and four Cortex A53 cores at 1.4GHz. The laptop also has 4GB Lpddr4 memory, an eMMC 5.0 storage drive and a full-HD IPS panel of 14.1 inches. Pine64 warns that the laptop “is not a replacement for an x86 laptop” and that the model is especially suitable for modders in the Linux and BSD community.