Pepper Pad

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Pepper Pad 2

The Pepper Pad is a Linux-based mobile computer with Internet capability and doubles as a handheld game console. It also serves as a portable multimedia device. The device uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies for Internet connection.

The Pepper Pad 3 has a split QWERTY button keyboard, built-in microphone, video camera, composite video output, and stereo speakers, Infra-Red receiver and transmitter, 800x480 7 inch LCD touchscreen (with stylus), SD/MMC Flash memory slot, 20 or 30 GB hard disk, 256MB RAM, 256KB ROM, AMD CPU, and both Wi-Fi (b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0. The built-in software is a variant of Linux (2.6 kernel) with an extensive variety of Open Source software.


Pepper Computer, Inc. has ceased operations and is no longer providing support or sales for Pepper Pad web computers or Pepper Linux.

Software ported to the Pepper Pad[edit]


  • Mass: 2.1 pounds (985g)
  • Size: 29 cm x 14.9 cm x 2.3 cm (11.4" x 5.9" x 0.9")


  • AMD Geode CPU, 533MHz clock speed, x86 instruction set with MMX and 3DNow extensions, integrated north bridge, graphics controller and PCI bridge
  • AMD CS5536 Companion device (south bridge), USB 2.0 / IDE / IR / SMBus / APM interface
  • Wolfson WM9713 AC97 Audio / Touchscreen interface
  • 256KB BIOS ROM
  • Chrontel CH7013B NTSC/PAL TV signal encoder
  • IrDA and TvIR emitters/receivers


  • Hitachi TravelStar 20GB 1.8" IDE disk drive
  • Atheros AR2413A-based mini-PCI 802.11b/g WiFi interface, with externally attached antenna (external to the card, internal to the Pepper)
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • AU Optronics A070VW01 7.0" 800x480 TFT LCD
  • Integrated 62-key clicky keyboard, including 4-way cursor array and scroll wheel
  • 3800mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Microphone
  • 640x480 digital camera, fixed focus

External Ports[edit]

  • USB 2.0 host port
  • USB 2.0 device port
  • 1/8" Stereo headphone out
  • 1/8" Composite video out
  • 1/8" Microphone In

Internal Ports[edit]

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