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The Most Portable Windows 10 PC Less than 0.3 lb with Updated Resources-Cherry Trail CPU, 4G RAM, ~128G Storage, wifi ac, USB 3.0, HDMI
The Thinnest Windows 10 PC Less than 0.3 lb with Updated Resources-Cherry Trail CPU, 4G RAM, ~128G Storage, wifi ac, USB 3.0, HDMI
The Thinnest Windows 10 PC Less than 0.3 lb with Updated Resources-Cherry Trail CPU, 4G RAM, ~128G Storage, wifi ac, USB 3.0, HDMI
350 backers pledged $79,173 to help bring this project to life.

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Hercules PalmTop-Palm Size Mobile PC of Invincible Resources

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Welcome to the World of Hercules PalmTop!

Hercules Computing is excited to introduce the Hercules PalmTop - the lightest PALM size Windows 10 PC that does not compromise computing power!

You can use Hercules PalmTop as a mobile PC and a mini desktop at your home or office. Since it incorporates the same Windows 10 OS (Ubuntu, too) as your home or office PCs with compact palm size, you don't need to spend time and money on mobile version applications anymore!

Hercules PalmTop goes into a new category of PC, and you can see its position among other Windows based devices. Please understand the table below is only for comparison, and devices listed work synergistically together.

Hercules PalmTop and Other Windows Based Devices
Hercules PalmTop and Other Windows Based Devices

A Mini Desktop AND Lightweight Mobile PC

What You  Can Do with Hercules PalmTop
What You Can Do with Hercules PalmTop

Great Computing Power in a Smart Phone Size Windows 10 PC that Weighs as Little as 1~2 Eggs

Carry it anywhere, anytime, no backpack or computer bag needed – it's all in the palm of your hand.

Yes, it is Palm Size!
Yes, it is Palm Size!
Comfortably Fits to a Pocket
Comfortably Fits to a Pocket
Can Be Set Up in Any Tiny Space!
Can Be Set Up in Any Tiny Space!

Significantly Light Weight - Less than 4 oz.

Weighs as much as a Couple of Eggs!
Weighs as much as a Couple of Eggs!

Color Change Considered

Current backers are interested in the possible change of color into black. It will be finalized at the end of the project. This is 3D image for the black color model. 

Invincible Resources

Incomparable Core Resources to Other Mobile Devices
Incomparable Core Resources to Other Mobile Devices

Runs desktop applications as nimbly as a full size PC or laptop

Hercules PalmTop gives you more speed, storage, and efficiency than current high priced tablets and smartphones. Hercules PalmTop runs full functions of Windows OS and its applications in the palm of your hand and at a fraction of the price!

NOW, your mobile PC can do the work on a SAME PLATFORM as your Windows desktop in any room in the house or in any remote location.

Newest Intel Quad Core Cherry Trail CPU, 12 core GPU, 4G RAM, 64G~128G Storage

Powerful enough to run all Windows 10 applications with the strength of the newest Intel mobile CPU, Cherry Trail z8300, and 12 Core GPU, Hercules PalmTop can support graphic rich tasks more fluidly and than most other mobile devices including casual games.

Its 4G memory and 64G(or 128G optional) internal storage surpass most mobile computing requirements.

Need more storage? NO PROBLEM. Hercules PalmTop is equipped with an SD card port that grows your storage up to 128G, providing for a maximum 256G storage. Of course, you can use USB memory as well.  

Fast Connectivity / Noiseless Construction

Fast / Convenient Connectivity
Fast / Convenient Connectivity

To deliver the fastest mobile computing experience, Hercules PalmTop has integrated the fastest WiFi module 802.11ac, making gaming controller response or streaming your favorite movies the fastest available.

802.11ac theoretical speeds versus 802.11n and 802.11g – Forbes
802.11ac theoretical speeds versus 802.11n and 802.11g – Forbes

Bluetooth 4.0 is also ready to support all connectable devices to Hercules PalmTop.

Hercules PlamTop has great connectivity to conveniently use other peripherals. An HDMI port to connect HD TVs or projectors, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB 3.0 and 2.0 one of each. USB 3.0 transfers data 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

Versatility from Fast / Convenient Connectors
Versatility from Fast / Convenient Connectors

Fanless noiseless construction

Hercules PalmTop has self cooling construction to handle the heat from Cherry Trail CPU, and doesn't have a separate fan.

Connect with More Devices

As a Windows 10 PC with the advance connectivity via wifi ac, Hercules PalmTop can be connected and controlled by Android/iOS phones and tablets using remote desktop control applications in the market. This way, you will feel you are turning a smartphone or a tablet into a Windows 10 PC, since you use full desktop version applications i.e. Photoshop or Powerpoint through the phone or the tablet. 

A Smartphone Running Desktop Version Powerpoint via Hercules PalmTop
A Smartphone Running Desktop Version Powerpoint via Hercules PalmTop
iPAD Running Desktop Version Photoshop via Hercules PalmTop
iPAD Running Desktop Version Photoshop via Hercules PalmTop

Demonstration : TV - Windows 10 Booting/
Specification/Excel/Powerpoint/Photoshop/HD Movie 

 Demonstration : iPAD - Photoshop by using a Third-party Remote Desktop Control 

Demonstration : iPhone - Photoshop by using a Third-party Remote Desktop Control

 Specification

Who Needs Hercules PalmTop

Rewards

2 size of internal storage available - 64G and 128G. Please choose according to your need for internal storage and Windows 10 Home edition license. All rewards include a micro USB power adapter and a HDMI cable. 

Combination with 64G Internal Storage

Pledges with 64G Internal Storage
Pledges with 64G Internal Storage

Combination with 128G Internal Storage

Pledges with 128G Internal Storage
Pledges with 128G Internal Storage

Stretch Goals

Hercules Computing is dedicated to improving your mobile computing experience. You will see great changes on Hercules PalmTop without sacrificing the current slim size of Hercules PalmTop!

Attention!
Please understand that, once these items start to open, we cannot deliver Hercules PalmTop on June anymore. Getting closer to these goals, we will announce new shipping dates.  

The Development

The commitment to Hercules PalmTop began in early 2014. Hercules evaluated all available base boards and dropped the idea of stick PCs, because the HDMI connector wasn’t firm enough with all connectors in use.

The chip sets available to the market were changing so rapidly and after Baytrail proved disappointing in both performance, Hercules Computing decided to wait for the sample run of Cherry Trail.

Combinations of integrated connectors were also limitless, but the optimum configuration was brought to the current Hercules PalmTop.

Boards Considered and Raw Prototype of Current Hercules PalmTop
Boards Considered and Raw Prototype of Current Hercules PalmTop

The housing design also had a huge number of possibilities - from square, vertical / horizontal rectangles. Horizontal rectangle had the most stable position when installed on a table with wires, and has become the final design.

Timeline

Team

Hea Yoon Park, Brian Bowen, Daniel Montano, Inkyu Kim from left
Hea Yoon Park, Brian Bowen, Daniel Montano, Inkyu Kim from left

Hea Yoon Park 

Founder. Studied Business Administration and has over 4 years of comprehensive experience from R&D to sales - hardware and software.

Brian Bowen

Management Consultant. Operates 4 businesses successfully over 14 years. Believes the success in business comes from the perfect deployment of corporate mission.

Daniel Montano

Marketing director. Market communication expert. Studied design at the Institute of European Studies, Vienna, Austria.

In Kyu Kim

Engineering. Studied mechanical engineering. Experienced coordinator between laboratories and companies.

Risks and challenges

As you see from still photos and videos in the above content, we have real working prototypes with full functionality. Hercules Computing has done the required preliminary research thoroughly enough to make this project safe and continues to pursue manufacturing on a larger scale. From all the experiences, we are very confident to deliver final products to pledgers safe. On top of it, we will keep our whole project transparent.

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