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The PiPO KB2 packs a Windows 10 PC inside a tiny foldable keyboard

Some hardware OEMs try their best to create new Windows 10 PC in unique form factors. One of them is China-based PiPO, who will launch two such PCs inside keyboards. One of them, the PiPO KB2, is a tiny PC that crams its hardware inside a foldable keyboard case.

PiPO showed off both of its new keyboard PCs at the Global Sources trade show in Hong Kong, according to NotebookItalia.it. The first, the PiPO KB1, puts the hardware inside a more standard PC keyboard. There are two versions of the PiPO KB1, both of which have an Intel Atom processor, with the choice of 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage. The back of the case has a VGA port and an HDMI port for connecting it to a monitor or big-screen TV. It even comes with a 6000 mAh battery for when users want some more freedom to use the PC outside of a power outlet.

However, the more unique keyboard PC is the PiPO KB2. The tiny keyboard can be folded and put inside a purse or bag. It also has an Intel Atom processor, along with the choice or either 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage. There's no VGA port but there is an HDMI port for connecting it to a big-screen TV or supported monitor. In addition to WiFi and Bluetooth, it also has WiDi support for connecting the PC to a big screen without the need of a cable. It also comes with a 2500 mAh battery.

The bigger PiPO KB1 is already being sold in China, but the PiPO KB2 mini-keyboard PC is scheduled to go on sale in Japan. Pricing was not announced.

62 Comments
  • Now this is f****** awesome! Posted from my 1520 running Windows 10
  • With that foldable machine,,, it would be especially nice if I could use my 6.2" Surface phone as the screen. That's a COMPLETE mobile solution, and can't be beat, or duplicated, In 2016.... MS should offer a similar PC, and package it with a Phone. I'd be the first one to buy it.
  • I agree, can't afford a 950, surface phone or equivalent, link this to your 550 or 650.. And your good to go. Add the cover that's also a track pad, job done. Things just got the potential to be awesomer
  • MS makes premium products now. I seriously doubt something like this would be target towards the budget conscious... That would align with MS idea of setting the example with premium offerings that inspire to competition.... Sorry, bub. You'd have to just save longer. You can do it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ROJO > ARLINGTON, TX > LUMIA 1520 ≥ 950... WAITING FOR 6.2" SURFACE PHONE
  • I just wonder if this is more practical than continnum. Either way, you always need more hardware, so why burden the phone? Posted from PornHub
  • Yes, it's more practical, but not as convenient. It's one less thing to carry, but.. Wait. I'm confused. ****. The best solution would be a SurfacePhone Pro with a simple USB out, as any proper PC should have. That would have to be the best solution. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ROJO > ARLINGTON, TX > LUMIA 1520 ≥ 950... WAITING FOR 6.2" SURFACE PHONE
  • Rodneyej. Stop advertising your "surface phone" it doesn't exist ok? You don't seemingly know anything about anything around, you even decided the size for that and it doesn't even exist, instead of simply commenting something sensible or accepting that you have a phone that you have, you keep talking like you already have a somewhat surface phone.
  • Make me
  • Why use the phone as the screen when the phone will be the PC (continuum)??
  • The main reason? Well, there's two....
    1. Keyboards like this don't have a screen, and that would enable you to use it anywhere, and when you don't have access to a larger screen. Remember, were talking about using your phone with these keyboards, or similar device.
    2. This keyboard is running full desktop Windows ten, and the phone (for now) is not. Kind of a reverse continuum, this will be a different experience. Literally a PC. It could even progress to the point where a W10 PC is contained within a flip case for a phone with a keyboard.. Now, imagine that. Your phone (more likely a larger device) could have a Surface style cover with a keyboard, and PC internals contained within the cover. That's the power of mobile, and desktop, in your pocket.. Don't say it can't be done, because it can.
    That also would give MS the opportunity to offer a PC like experience on a phone without the risk of developing an actual x86 phone.
  • Now we are talking :), btw anybody remember the commodore 64?
  • With the game slot on top, and the keyboard?
  • These look quite smart. Like the idea of the foldable one. With this type of device coming to market, MS ought to look a bit closer at a surface mobile device. They way things are going, they may be left high and dry by this type of 'micro' PC. Especially with continuum in it's infancy
  • That's exactly what said up top.. A Surface Board (Keyboard)... Surface should be an Entire product line, and accessories should be for Surface, and branded as such. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ROJO > ARLINGTON, TX > LUMIA 1520 ≥ 950... WAITING FOR 6.2" SURFACE PHONE
  • Shut up with your surface **** and wait microsofts announce on that topic. You don't have anything related to surface product so stop claimingly speaking of it. It's ok to be a fan but please stop that idiotism.
  • Ummm. I'm sorry, I'm not here to please you so hell, no. I'll say what I please... And, next time comment in English.. I could barely understand your whining... SMDH
    .....
    So, if you got something else to say then speak like an adult, or go seek help from someone else who cares... You don't tell me, or anyone else here, what, or what not, to say... If you don't like it the take your bad grammar skills somewhere else, curl up in a little ball, and cry yourself to sleep over it... Grow up.
  • Yes. That's EXACTLY what I thought.
  • Interesting concept for sure. Windows Central for Windows 10-Microsoft Lumia 640
  • It looks like the Commodore 64 design was right all along!
  • Best comment of the day!
  • Agreed! I thought that too...
  • Bingo!  :)
  • My first thought when I saw that picture too. :-)
  • IPhone design detected!
  • Yup, with that command button in place of Windows button
  • The iPhone is, and has always been, superbly designed.... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ROJO > ARLINGTON, TX > LUMIA 1520 ≥ 950... WAITING FOR 6.2" SURFACE PHONE
  • Your trolling needs work.
  • WTF ate you talking about? How in the world could that be trolling? Umm, I typed that message with my 1520, and haven't used any other phone besides a Windows phone since 2007.. Who the hell are you to call ANYONE here a troll? Is your mind so small, brainwashed, biased, naive, in denial, closed minded, and overfilled with blind fan boy BS, to where you can't believe a REAL Windows fan can express an UNBIASED opinion about another phone?... Dude how old are you? At this point you're so far behind my level you can't even discuss this stuff on a mature basis with me.. This is grown folks speaking over here... Tell, me. What were your last five phones? How long have you been here?... Lol. You don't have a clue how much support I've given OUR (not yours, real fans) platform over the years... Have you ever even been to ONE WP event? Have you ever met a Café Mango truck even once in your life?... Do you even know what that is?
    No, YOU quit trolling REAL FANS.. Please. Bet you won't even reply back to me. Probably a good idea, though. Yeah, you seriously need to check your mindset, son. If you don't think the iPhone is great hardware then tell me why like a man, not with some "troll" BS like a child. Nevertheless, if you do reply then it better be worth my time. I'm not gonna argue with you about some BS, but I will check you if needed. Grow up.
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    ROJO > ARLINGTON, TX > LUMIA 1520 ≥ 950... WAITING FOR 6.2" SURFACE PHONE
  • Lol. Ok I laughed Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Needed to be said... All these roaches came in the past few years.. Delusional fans so brainwashed the turn on other fans, and start calling them trolls... So, damn immature. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ROJO > ARLINGTON, TX > LUMIA 1520 ≥ 950... WAITING FOR 6.2" SURFACE PHONE
  • I agree with you Rodney. I was given an iPhone 4S a couple of days back, and decided to see what it was like to use an iPhone. Whilst using it, I couldn't help thinking how right it all felt in the hand. The speakers are better than on my 950. The screen is brighter. The single home button is elegant in it's simplicity (and has now become the fingerprint ID, which is far more logical than some iris scanner).
    What surprised me the most though was that the Safari browser on the 4S is dramatically better than Edge on my 950!! Websites actually work. Buttons actually open menus first time. It's all just so easy.
    I can see why the iPhone SE is selling like hot cakes. & I'm strongly considering selling my 950 and just using this 4S. All the MS apps work as well if not better than on MS phones....so I'm not sure why I'm still with Windows Mobile.
  • Nobody can argue that with you. The bottom line is that Apple has had almost ten years to perfect their devices, and MS is just now getting started,,, again.. That's just how it is. Their next phone better be seriously well thought out.
  • Tim Cook and his b*tch puppet toy Ive isn't creative enough, nor has the creative capacity to think of this at all.
  • I don't give a damn about Tim stupid ass Cook, or your immature, jealous a$$ opinion on him... You can have that conversation with another fake Windows fan boy, and make yourself feel better pathetically somehow.... What I'm telling you is that you don't have any business calling ME, or anyone else here a troll that express their honest opinion about ANYTHING here.. Now, I recommend you go back, and read what I wrote above, because obviously you didn't understand it in the first place... Come on dude, at least try to work with me.
  • Great peice of hardware engineering beautiful crafted, I'd certainly buy this over a full pc. It's more comfortable carrying around especially when traveling. 6 stars for this hardware Posted from windows central for windows 10 mobile
  • Brilliant idea, now that's innovation!
  • Like @atkulp said above, this is like the way Commodore did things, but it is even cooler how they do it with a ton more (eh, millions more) horse power in comparison :D. Innovation it is, while still borrowing the basic concept from the 1980s. That said, Commodore computers sure weren't foldable. In fact, they were really solid :)
  • Well, screw Continuum I guess. Not completely, but still, this is awesome. +640/Win 10
  • Not really continuum is one device is all devices and this is not a mobile phone. I love the idea though it's like the rumour of the phone case that's also a track pad it's obvious when you think about it.
  • Cool, this is very exciting :) It looks quite beautiful too, this could be used at schools, you just need a TV and done. Classes everywhere.
  • Looks like the KB1 has a track pad.  Does the KB2 come with any mouse replacement?
  • I'd buy several....well may be just one since I can take it with me. Now if only those foldable and rollable TVs are more affordable. Needs USB-C. 128/256GB storage. Maybe KB3 may support this.  :D Awesome stuff imo.  
  • This is awesome. Forget about carrying laptop, if you have casual work, these are great companion. Ratin
    Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I thought a KB2 would just appear on my desk if I threw a bunch of money at the screen.  So far nothing.  I must be doing something wrong.
  • The folded one looks like a special edition Gameboy advance sp.
  • That is inspired. I wonder what it costs?
  • Meh.... Low end PCs, but, I guess depending on your needs. Remember you can get a full PC in the size of a larger USB drive.... a blu-tooth keyboard of your choice and your off...
  • It seems like it's more for on the go. Lightweight use, no intense high specs power needed. Very compact, plug into any tv and away you go. I guess the usb would be good too but you also need a laptop/computer with it (unless you can use it on Smart TV's with usb ports? Someone will have to confirm they because I've never got hold of one or tried one before :p) either way though, at least if one was out of stock in a local store at least there would be the next option :D shame it's only in China and soon Japan though... Make they'll advance to other countries if it gains a huge customer interest. Or the company might be bought by a high known company (MS could possibly do wonders with it if they played their cards right.... Maybe) +640 on Windows10Mobile
  • brilliant!
  • Windows Android programs lol...
  • When in USA?
  • If it runs windows 7 or linux I'd buy it.
  • Windows 7 then it autoupdates you to 10. LOL
  • You need to learn how to read, and do your research.
  • What did it'll you about talking to people like that? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ROJO > ARLINGTON, TX > LUMIA 1520 ≥ 950... WAITING FOR 6.2" SURFACE PHONE
  • Take my money. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Awesome concept. Windows 10 has created endless possibilities, combination and definition of PC . Sent from Windows Central for Windows 10 Mobile
  • This would be an awesome replacement for the netbook I have as media center.
  • I don't see the draw, better to have a usb device and wireless accessories. In this case if something goes wrong with the keyboard good luck finding a fix, as opposed to just going to local store and picking up new wireless device.
  • What an absolutely great idea! Hope ram,storage and processors are upgraded. Does it have a trackpad(essential)? Is it sturdy enough for travel.When are we getting it worldwide? Take our money.
  • Good to see some innovation for a change.
  • This is interesting. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android