PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Panther MPC Inc. today announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign for its Panther Alpha personal micro PC featuring the company's powerful and easy to use Panther OS. The compact design packs inside the latest hardware and software for personal computing with endless possibilities. Functional, powerful and there when you need it; unobtrusive when you don't. The campaign begins November 3, 2016, and early adopters can take advantage of the $79 price for Kickstarter backers. Expected ship date is January 2017. For more information, visit http://ypc.io/2eAGfv9. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161102/435673Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161102/435672 The Panther Alpha is the culmination of years of industry innovation and development coming together in a confluence of events: today's ARM chips are powerful enough, there is more of a focus of Linux on ARM, leading to the ability to offer a highly energy efficient yet powerful micro-computer. The singular goal was to create a micro PC with focused technology that maximizes usability with a purpose-driven approach to system and components. The result - the smallest, most versatile customizable micro PC on the market - with a fully open source operating system. "At Panther, we believe that open source is the way forward," said Franz Geffke, Founder and CEO of Panther MPC Inc. "Its true core is collaboration: of skill, talent, and brilliance. The most innovative and world-changing leaps forward have been made by people coming together over a vision and a shared purpose, and the Panther Alpha is designed as the perfect tool to help propel our user's visions." (Small) Size is Power The Panther Alpha compacts the features of a true desktop PC into a sleek design that fits in the palm of your hand. Whisper quiet with no fan or HDD noises, and powered by energy efficient ARM quad-core chipset, the Panther Alpha is a perfect fit anywhere, for any user. Unlike most micro PCs, the Panther Alpha offers a true desktop experience with mouse, keyboard input, microSD card slot, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB functionality. The portable and compact shape allows it to integrate seamlessly into any environment - business, home, and school. It's not just a PC you can carry in your pocket - it's the only PC you'll ever need. Whether for entertainment at home or powering productivity software at work - the Panther Alpha plugs into your existing hardware to meet your every computing need.