A new line of tiny computers that can fit in the palm of your hand have been announced by Israel based tech company SolidRun. This is a range of tiny computers that measure 2-inches in all three dimensions. The CuBox-i range consists of four computers which are powered by Freescale processors with prices starting from $45 for the CuBox-i1 with a single core processor, 512MB of RAM and wired Ethernet connection to $120 for the CuBox-i4 with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and additional Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
If you think you’ve seen little computers like the CuBox-i before it may have been one of the CuBox Mini-PCs produced by SolidRun from 2011. Those wee machines sold for upwards of $120. With these new CuBox-i computers SolidRun has managed impressively to limbo under both the size and price barriers.
Below I have embedded a table showing the members of the new CuBox-i range, their specifications and their prices.
The Freescale iMX6 SoC helped facilitate the creation of the new CuBox-i range of computers thanks to its price, performance and scalability. “We want to enable everybody to do whatever their imagination drives them to do with our mini-computers. Our team had to work very hard to pack in such a rich and high-end set of features and still keep the cost at levels that make this product a no brainer choice for everyday projects,” said Kossay Omary, CEO of SolidRun. “The i.MX6 System-on-Chip series provides the perfect scalability for balancing power, performance and price.”
The CuBox-i range will have software options including several distributions of Linux, the XBMC Media Center software and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The firm says there will be a “limited number” of machines available to the first people who pre-order so urge swift purchase clicking from those interested in the CuBox-i range.
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