Welcome to the world’s most powerful Pocketable, Officeable, Entertainmentable, Gameable, Windowsable, Linuxable PC
OK. we got a bit carried away on the title, but that's the shortest we could come up with.
We wanted to build a PC that not only was powerful and as functional as a desktop, but something you could take around with you in your shirt pocket or purse every day. To get to such a super small size without compromising desktop functionality, we had to go back to physics and develop a whole new patent pending technology inspired from the one used in space rockets by NASA. Our team has been working on this technology for over two years.
What's more, Tango PC can save you money. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on Computers at home and office, and not to mention HTPCs and gaming consoles, all you need is just one Tango PC which you can carry just like a smart phone. Replace the Computers, gaming consoles and IPTV boxes with inexpensive and tiny docking stations.
Additionally, you save on licensing costs on additional software that you need to keep on all those PCs.
That's truly a savings of thousands of dollars if you have multiple machines.
Tango™ consolidates data, apps, games and OS clutter with a single remarkably personal, hassle-free device with hands-free mobility.
We are a self-funded start-up based in California. Our product is
ready with engineering samples built by a large manufacturer in Asia.
We need to bring it to the market by placing production order with them, with retail
packaging and with completed hard tooling.
Help us bring back the PC to the forefront of design refresh and be part of our campaign!
Tango provides gaming performance that is better than last generation gaming consoles. In terms of office use, you will have a smooth and snappy experience while using business applications, browsing, watching HD videos and HD movies with home theater sound quality. You can also run CAD software applications like Autocad and Solidworks.
Due to the fact that Tango uses the latest Solid state drive, the Windows Boot up time is a snappy 15 seconds in our test. You do not need to reboot the system when you move the system from one dock to the other dock. The system simply goes to sleep and wakes up so that you can start working where you left last time.We offer bootable images of Ubuntu Linux and Chromium OS. We are working on making SteamOS work on Tango.
Patent Pending Technology:
The diagram below shows the conceptual level technology only partially:
AMD A6-5200 Quad Core 2GHz, up to 25 watts, with integrated GCN GPU HD8400
SODIMM DDR3-1600 socket x1 (from 2GB to 8GB). Laptop RAM
SATA III mSATA SSD Socket x1. (from 32GB to 512GB or higher)
Any laptop PC compatible OS can run on Tango (Windows 7, 8 Pro, Linux flavors, Chromium OS, etc). Windows 7 and 8 Pro will be certified to run.
125mm X 80mm X 13.5mm
135mm X 135mm X 27mm
1x HDMI, 3x USB 2.0, 1x USB3.0, RJ45, internal WiFi, AV jack, DC 12V jack
60W, 110-270V input. Connects to Docking Port.
1 Year return to base warranty
*Reasonable specification changes may occur as part of product availability and evolution.
Visit us at CES at this link.
Play smooth and responsive Call of Duty(r) at 1080p on Tango or checkout the snappy 15 seconds Windows 7 boot up time !We are also showcased at the AMD pavilion at central plaza booth# CP2.
Watch the video of demo on AMD CES Showcase channel here
Configuration Upgrades Explained
Win $999 First Limited Edition Perk with free shipping.
The above system will be awarded to each of the top 3 referrers (bringing highest contributions) at the end of the campaign. (Details of the system are available in the Perks section).
The easiest way to refer individuals is by clicking Email button (below the video at the top) and including it in your short email message. If you want to publish the link on a blog or a website, click the Embed button (below the video at the top), you will get the snippet of HTML code that you can paste in your publication.
Campaign organizers and managers are not eligible to participate.
So many uses in such a small package.
There are so many uses for Tango we have thought of a few but we expect you will think of more!
Tidy up your home and office is one easy go, just grab one Tango and two docking stations and seamlessly move your entire digital life from home to the office and back.
Think of Tango as an Xbox 360 or PS3 in your pocket. It plays PC games with amazing responsiveness. The GCN (Graphic Core Next) GPU is the latest generation GPU miles ahead of dated console GPUs.
Turn your TV into a media center. Tango also serves as an IPTV set-top box. Using the latest Microsoft RDP client from iTunes® , you can use your iPAD® as a touch panel interface to Windows PC.
and much much more...
We are a small team working tirelessly to bring the Tiny Tango to the world, we already have production ready systems and we have the commitment of one of the worlds Top 10 ODM manufacturers to bring Tango into the world.
We need your help to show our partners that this is a revolutionary product and the best way we can do that is to show that our backers are committed to bringing Tango into the world.
As in any crowd funding campaign, there are risks associated with product development. However, we think we have taken care of most by already having working consumer samples.
Tango Team consists of very experienced and talented people with exceptional credentials behind them. We have over 50 years of combined experience in the following fields:
1. Hardware development
2. Systems software development in C++, C# and Java.
3. Cloud architecture – including force.com, Amazon, and Azure based infrastructures.
4. Enterprise Architecture – for large enterprise, public sector and financial institution implementation
5. Security Architecture – for Banks and PC based security designs.
6. Startups – we have worked at over half a dozen startups in our lives.In spite of being a small company with our own money, we have received an extensive support from AMD. We also have a contract in place with the world's top 10 manufacturing company in Taiwan to produce Tango for us. So even before gaining the traction in the market, we have taken care of the scalability problem.
1. What is Tango and why do I need it?
Tango is a smartphone sized PC that has built in CPU, RAM on socket and SSD on socket. It helps you remove the clutter of multiple desktops lying around in your home and office. replace all the desktops with inexpensive docking stations and have one single Tango PC that you can carry around and plugin wherever you happen to work. Saves money and hassles of upgrading multiple PCs, OS'es, Apps, and Games. Saves a lot on multiple software licensing costs. Saves you from the hassles of data synchronization.
2. I do not see any fan or cooling mechanism on Tango. Does it heat up?
We have a patent pending technology that allows us to transmit heat from Tango PC in to the docking station. We have a fan and a large heatsink in the docking station. That's how we cool Tango. A device of a same size without this technology would be too hot to touch even at 5 watts. Tango handles 25 watts with a comfortable warm touch.
3. Do you use any special RAM or storage RAM?
No. We use standard DDR3 RAM and mSATA SSD you can shop online from vendors. You can upgrade very easily. open two screws, slide open the metal cover of Tango PC, pop out the old RAM from the SODIMM socket and insert the new RAM. Same goes with SSD, which uses mSATA.
4. What is the weight of Tango PC?
Tango weighs 210 gms approximately when fully loaded.
5. Does it have a battery?
Yes. It has a small battery, that allows it to go standby when you pull it out of the docking station. after a few hours in standby mode, the system saves the memory content on to disk and hibernates. If the battery goes low, the system immediately goes to hibernation under Windows.
6. Does the system bootup every time I plugin Tango?
System just wakes up from standby mode when you plugin. In case the system was undocked more than 6 hours ago, it would resume from hibernation. The amount of time in hibernation is configurable under Windows setting. We suggest you keep it below 8 hours.
7. Would Tango work with multiple docking stations?
Yes. You can undock Tango from one docking station and dock into another and it will resume operation.8. Does Tango support multiple monitors?
Yes, you can use an HDMI splitter cable.
9. What if I have a VGA monitor?
You will need an inexpensive HDMI to VGA adapter cable.
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