These keyboard PCs are partying like it’s 1982


Posted by Trent Nouveau

Who remembers the Commodore 64/128? Ditto for the ZX Spectrum. Two fully-functioning computers packed into a keyboard form factor. Ah, those were the 8-bit days. 



Apparently we at TG Daily aren’t the only ones who are nostalgic for the early years of home computing. That’s right - at least two PCs housed in keyboards have tipped up in recent days. 



These keyboard PCs are partying like it’s 1982


First off is the ARM-powered RaspCherry Pi. This Cherry G80-3000 keyboard was modded to fit a Raspberry Pi under the function keys, complete with custom cut-out USB/Ethernet/HDMI ports. 



While this baby is certainly fun to look at in all its geek glory, the device probably won’t be hitting the market for the masses any time soon.


Fortunately, that isn’t the case for the Great Wall U310 - an Ubuntu desktop PC packed into a keyboard. 

Yes, NewEgg is selling this Intel Atom-powered system for a cool $260. 


Great Wall keyboard PC

The device features a 1.8 GHz D525 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and Intel GMA 3150 graphics.

Additional specs include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, VGA port, 5 USB ports, mic/headphone jacks and integrated speakers. 



The Great Wall system arrives pre-loaded with Ubuntu Linux, but should also be able to run Windows XP, Windows 7 and even Windows 8.