Compulab, a PC maker in the US have announced their latest tiny computer. The system is designed to run a desktop grade Ubuntu Linux distro or a fully featured Android OS. At only $99 we can see a wide audience for this diminutive machine.
The machine measures only 135mm x 100mm x 21 mm and is a screwless housing design. There are two Gigabit Ethernet Lan ports, five USB ports, a Micro USB on the go connector, two RS232 serial ports, HDMI 1.4, DVI-D with a resolution support up to 1920×1200. The machine also ships with analog audio and S/PDIF 5.1 ports.
Under the surface, there is an ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.2ghz in a quad core configuration. The video processing unit is capable of supporting multi stream 1080p H.264 video and it has graphics API support with OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, OpenVG 1.1 and OpenCL EP.
The system can support up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and up to 512GB of mSATA solid state storage, with further expansion available via a micro SDXC card slot. The Utilite also has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi via single antenna and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology.
Compulab are said to be shipping in August. You can read more about it over here on the product page.
Kitguru says: $99 seems like a killer deal for this system.