Juno Tab 2 Linux Tablet Ships with Debian, Ubuntu, Manjaro, or Mobian

Juno Tab 2, a Linux-powered tablet with an 11″ screen and Intel N5100 CPU is now available for pre-order. The price starts at $525.

Juno Computers, a UK-based company specializing in creating laptops running on open-source software, has gained a reputation for producing high-quality Linux-powered devices.

At the same time, in a market dominated by Android and iPadOS, the company made a bold move last year with the Juno Tab, trying to bring a Linux-powered tablet to the mass public.

A year later, its successor, Juno Tab 2, is now available for pre-order. So let’s see what has changed about it.

Juno Tab 2 Highlights

Juno Tab 2 Linux-powered Tablet
Juno Tab 2 Linux-powered Tablet

We immediately notice that the Juno Tab 2 has the same processor as its predecessor – a quad-core Intel Celeron N5100. Instead, you now get a larger 11-inch 2K IPS display with 2160x1440px resolution.

The tablet is equipped with 12GB LPDDR4 RAM (still soldered to the mainboard), 128GB SSD (up to 2TB optional), and a built-in 22.8Wh battery providing around 5 hours of run time.

Connectivity-wise, Juno Tab 2 offers support for WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2, Intel AC7265 wireless card, 2 x USB-C 3.1 ports, a USB2.0 port, a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack. In the table below is the whole device specification.

CPUIntel Celeron N5100 (4 Cores / 4 Threads)
1.10GHz (Turbo 2.80 GHz)
GPUIntel UHD Graphics
Memory12GB LPDDR4 RAM / 128GB storage (up to 2TB)
CommunicationIntel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 2.4 and 5GHz
Bluetooth 4.2
Battery2500 mAh 22.8Wh, 7.6V
Display11″ 2K IPS Touchscreen (2180x1440px) 60 Hz refresh rate
Ports1x USB-C 3.1 (no charging or video)
1x USB-C 3.1 (Supports charging + video out)
1x Micro SD (TF) 3.5MM
microSD card reader
3.5mm headphone jack
AudioRealtek ALC269VB
Built-in speaker stereo output 8R/1.0W x 2
KeyboardUS, detachable keyboard
Dimensions9.80″ x 6.89″ x 0.39″
249mm x 175mm x 10mm

As can be seen from the specification, the device falls into the mid-range category. But the thing that makes the difference here, though, between the Juno Tab 2 and other similar devices is the OS – here, you can use a full-featured Linux system.

In addition to the Mobian Phosh (a Wayland-based shell for GNOME designed explicitly for mobile devices) and Manjaro Plasma Mobile available since last year’s model, the manufacturers are now adding the option to order the tablet with a preinstalled Ubuntu 22.04 LTS “Jammy Jellyfish” or the distro’s latest up-to-date version, 23.04 “Lunar Lobster.”

In addition, Juno Tab 2 also supports the experimental build of Debian Plasma Mobile, which will surely appeal to open-source enthusiasts. And last but not least, the device now comes with a detachable keyboard that turns it into a (almost) full-featured laptop replacement.

You can refer to the manufacturer’s website for more detailed information about the tablet. Juno Tab 2 is available for pre-order, starting at $525.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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