As portable as many Windows 10 laptops are, most won’t fit in your coat pocket.The 8-inch Falcon is the latest tiny Windows 10 laptop to be announced, following the 7-inch GPD Pocket 2 from earlier this year.
Apart from being cheaper than the GPD Pocket 2, the $369 Falcon distinguishes itself from the earlier machine in its ability to be used as a touchscreen tablet, by folding the keyboard underneath the display using the 360-degree hinge.
The screen has a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution and can be used with the Falcon pen, which has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity but must be purchased separately.
The rest of the specs are more of a mixed bag. The 8GB memory seems reasonable and there’s up to 256GB of fast SSD storage, but the Intel Silver N5000 CPU benchmarks below modern Intel Core processors.
For hooking up the Falcon to a bigger screen, there’s a mini-HDMI port, and for peripherals, there is one USB Type-A and one Type-C port.
If you’re not a fan of Windows 10 Home, you can choose the Linux-based OS Ubuntu instead.
Less than one day after launching on Kickstarter, the Falcon has raised almost double its $50,000 target.
The Falcon is available at various prices, depending on when you back the project. At present, the cheapest option is $399 for the 128GB SSD machine and $469 for the 256GB version, with machines expected to ship in February 2019.