Compulab unveils $100 ARM PC running Ubuntu or Android
An ARM-based mini computer running Ubuntu will go on sale next month from $99.
Compulab’s Utilite features a Freescale i.MX6 single-core processor, but dual and quad-core versions are also on offer up to 1.2GHz. It also supports up to 4GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal storage due to its mSATA SSD slot and an additional 128GB removable storage with an SD card.
It also offers Wi-Fi and BlueTooth support, comes with two Ethernet ports, four USB 2.0 sockets, a micro-USB connector, two audio jacks and two RS232 serial ports.
On the display side, the machine also supports OpenGL ES, OpenVG and OpenCL EP and multi-stream 1080p H.264, VC1, RV10 and DivX coding. That’s squeezed into a 135 x 100 x 21mm casing, consuming 3W to 8W of power on a 10V–16V power supply.
Users can buy the Utilite running either Ubuntu or Android.
The device is the latest in Compulab’s Trim-Slice line of mini computers, and doubles the performance of previous machines for half the price, the firm has claimed.