Two Linux tablet projects take a step forward

The PengPod line of “true Linux” devices includes 7- and 10-inch tablet models as well as a mini PC; all three feature the Allwinner A10 system on a chip.

Included in the 7-inch PengPod700 tablet, priced at $120, is a capacitive touch screen, 1GB RAM, 8GB flash, speakers, and a front-facing camera. The 10-inch PengPod1000 comes with a higher-resolution display, with pricing of $185, while the $85 PengStick is a 3.5-inch mini PC with 1GB of RAM and 4GB flash storage that’s similar to the MK802.