|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] 45 dollar linux box
SolidRun has a new line of tiny computers that fit in the palm of your
hand, but which you can use as a full-fledged Linux desktop PC. The new
CuBox-i line of tiny computers sell for between $45 and $120 and are
available with Freescale i.MX6 single, dual, and quad-core processors.
And they’re only about two inches square.
If the CuBox name sounds familiar, that’s because SolidRun
introduced its first CuBox mini-PC in 2011. It was also a 2 inch
mini-computer, but it features an 800 MHz Marvell Armada processor and
sold for $120 and up.
The new models are both faster and cheaper.
There are 4 versions, all featuring ARM Cortex-A9 processors, 2 USB 2.0
ports, a microSD card slot, Ethernet jacks, and more.
The single-core model has just 512MB of RAM, while the dual and
quad-core variants have between 1GB and 2GB. The highest-priced models
also have WiFi and Bluetooth built-in, whereas those are only options on
the cheapest models. They also feature support for SATA drives.