Strong as a lion, small as a mouse. The Tango PC functions as powerfully and dynamically as a desktop at work, and then slips into your front pocket so you can head over to your friend Corenelius' house and unleash an intense evening of FPS gameplay afterwards. A self-funded startup, the Tango team has been working on its tiny PC technology for over 2 years. The finished product seeks to obliterate clunky plastic towers and boxes and emerge from their dust as slick bricks of power we tote like our smartphones.
Tango PC Benefits & Uses
Tango activates via small docking stations that connect to the various PC and gaming accessories users want to pair it with. As a PC it will remove much of the clutter and back-and-forth surrounding multiple home and office desktops, serving as a universal computer transferrable between both locations--or any location with a docking station. Using Tango is described as a "smooth and snappy experience" that encompasses everything from Web browsing to watching HD videos and movies with home theater sound quality to running CAD software applications.
Able to handle sophisticated gaming demands and output high-quality graphics, Tango also doubles as a pocket-sized Xbox 360 or PS3. Yes, think last-generation consoles, but a little better. With a GCN (Graphic Core Next) GPU matching those of the latest generation, Tango's capabilities are miles ahead of dated console GPUs.
In addition to satiating computing and gaming needs, Tango can also act as an IPTV set-top box, and use an iPad as its touch panel interface to the Windows system.
Tango further sells itself as a cost cutter. Since the compact PC can essentially eliminate the need for purchasing separate computers for the home and office, plus HTPCs and gaming consoles, plus cut out software licensing fees for multiple systems, it could save its users thousands. One PC, a few docking stations, and boom! Wads of cash left over for booze and hookers.
Fine. Gatorade and pizza. And Red Vines. And Doritos Flamas.
Tango PC Purchasing Information
Back Tango PC on Indiegogo through March 6, 2014. Basic packages include a Tango PC, docking station 32 GB SSD, 4GB RAM, and a Windows 7 Trial version. For an additional $100, Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium will be included in the bundle. Anticipated delivery date is April 2014.
August 2014 Update: Tango exceeded its crowdfunding goal and is now available for direct purchase through the company's website--follow the link below.