Bhavesh Shah is currently running one of the largest Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to date for Tango, a PC that fits in the palm of your hand. There are only five days left in the campaign, but since they have already raised over $219,500, they will be extending the deadline to the end of February.
The actual Tango PC is the size of a smartphone and is, as the team says, “officeable, gameable, Windowsable, and Linuxable.” In other words, Tango consolidates data, apps, games, and operating system clutter with a single device on par with a top-of-the-line gaming rig.
It was built with everything a PC needs; there is a quadcore AMD CPU, an AMD Radeon GPU, expandable RAM, and an SSD. Users simply slide it into the docking station, roughly the size of an external CD drive, that provides connectivity to the display, keyboard, and other devices via USB, LAN, and HDMI ports.
“I think ‘The Death of the PC’ is over hyped,” says Shah. “Most banks still use mainframes when people spelled death for them in the 80’s. What the PC was missing so far was a brand new refresh. I think Tango is a great step in that direction.”
The team’s mode of thinking is that most desktop owners currently find no compelling reason to refresh their machines. They specifically designed Tango to open up additional markets by giving a solid reason for these desktop owners to re-evaluate their situations.
Tango is already in the advanced stages of development and has set up partnerships with AMD and manufacturers. When Tango comes to market users with multiple desktops, gaming consoles, IPTV boxes, and HTPCs will be able to enjoy a polished product that will save them time, money, and energy.