updated 09:57 am EDT, Mon July 15, 2013
Small form factor computer uses Ubuntu, Android
Compulab has launched its latest ARM-based Linux desktop computer, one with a small size and relatively cheap cost. The Utilite, offered with either an installation of Ubuntu or Android as an operating system, continues the trend of low-power small form factor computers, by packing a system into a 5.3x3.5x0.8-inch case, similar to its Fit-PC range.
Inside is a choice of single, dual, or a quad-core Freescale I.MC6 Cortex-A9 processor that clocks in at up to 1.2GHz, reports Engadget, which is supported by up to 4GB of RAM, and storage provided by an mSATA SSD up to 512GB in size and a microSD card slot. Ports are supplied for HDMI and DVI-D, two Gigabit Ethernet connectors, four USB 2.0, micro USB, audio jacks, and a pair of RS232 ultra mini serial ports. The Utilite also has Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity, can take unregulated 10 to 16-volt power, and consumes between 3 and 8 Watts when used.
Compulab will offer the Utilite in a number of different configurations from August onwards, starting from $99.