MNT has launched the Pocket Reform mini laptop with a modular design
For frequent business travelers, programmers, or IT personnel, a smaller and lighter laptop is naturally preferred as long as it meets their needs. Many manufacturers have launched related products for this market, and recently, German company MNT has released a mini laptop – the MNT Pocket Reform.
The MNT Pocket Reform features a modular design, with its main components removable, and its screen and main frame are made of anodized aluminum with a sandblasted finish, connected by a 180-degree hinge. The laptop measures 20×12.6×4.5cm and weighs 1.1 kg, with some advantages in terms of size, but not particularly lightweight. The device is equipped with a 7-inch screen from JDI, with a resolution of 1920×1200 and a PPI of about 310.
The MNT Pocket Reform is powered by an NXP i.MX8M Plus processor with four Cortex-A53@1.8GHz cores and a Vivante GC7000UL GPU, which supports H.264/H.265 video decoding. It comes with 8GB DDR4 memory and 128GB eMMc flash storage and supports LUKS full-disk encryption. Users can also expand the storage capacity through the M.2 slot.
One of the major features of this laptop is its mechanical keyboard with RGB backlighting, with a choice of Kaihua Choc White low-profile switches (with a pressure of 50g) or Kaihua Choc Pro Red low-profile switches (with a pressure of 35g), with a key travel of 3mm. Due to its small overall size, the development team has designed a miniature optical trackball underneath the keyboard, measuring 15mm, with two buttons on each side.
In terms of ports, the MNT Pocket Reform is equipped with two Type-C ports (one of which supports PD power supply), one Micro HDMI port (supports 4K video output), one Micro SD card slot, and an ix Industrial interface (optional RJ45 network port). The laptop supports WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, has a SIM card slot for optional mobile data connection and comes with an 8000mAh battery that offers approximately four hours of official battery life. It comes with a pre-installed Linux system, and users can also choose to install GNOME 4 or Sway.
The MNT Pocket Reform has launched a crowdfunding campaign overseas, with the black version priced at $899 and the purple version priced at $969.