oneBoard Pro+ – Windows and Android running gaming PC-in-a-keyboard
China and Japan are all about revolutionizing computer peripherals when their existence is fading away in the glory of handheld devices. Case in point the ACOOO oneBoard keyboard. A keyboard with embedded computer that runs either Windows or Android operating system. Developed by Beijing-based ACOOO, the oneBoard is easy to install and use; all a user has to do is, plug into a screen.
To be made available in three models, the family, office and gaming, the oneBoard keyboard is designed to run either Google Android or Microsoft Windows operating system in all the versions. The gaming version of the keyboard is dubbed oneBoard Pro+ and it will feature an 86-key layout with Cherry MX Plum mechanical keys. The computer within the oneBoard Pro+ will run Android OS on ARM processor, while Windows OS will run on Intel Atom processor.
For the innards, the oneBoard Pro+ comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB or 64GB of onboard memory for Android and Windows OS respectively. Android model features UltraHD output, while Windows users will have settle for full HD only. oneBoard Pro+ is scheduled to retail for $299, while family version, oneBoard Easy with cheaper ARM process and plastic keys will sell for just $99. oneBoard Easy however has the same configuration as the oneBoard Pro+.