United Kingdom startup planet computers’ Gemini isn’t quite a 2018 VAIO P, but if something close to a 2018 Psion series 5 will do, you’ll want to read on. Planet Computers’ Gemini is a tiny Android laptop.
The Gemini is a clamshell Android device with an 18:9 ultrawide 1080p display and a compact, however more-or-less full physical keyboard. It runs on a 10-core MediaTek Helio x27 processor and has 4GB of RAM, a 4,220mah battery, and two USB-c ports. it’s 15.1mm thick when closed and weighs 308g.
There are both wi-fi-only and LTE-capable models. The software is pretty much stock android with a useful customized dock that can be brought up anywhere, and you could additionally dual-boot into Linux for more customization.
Truly, the entire point of the Gemini is having an ultra-portable keyboard with actual keys, and any keyboard this size is going to take some getting used to. I can’t say in my brief time with the device that I was typing all that faster than I do on my phone. However, I do love the concept of the Gemini as an easy pc that can be taken everywhere and used like, well, a notebook.
The Gemini sells for $399 through Indiegogo and is said to be shipping soon — the models I tested had been just off the production line. With a bit of luck, we’ll get a chance to spend greater time with it in the near future.