(TS) – Dozens of device makers started flooding the market with ARM-based mini computers like the MK802, UG802, and Minix NEO G4 in 2012. But the CuBox, which was announced in 2011, predates them all.
The little computer measures just 2″ x 2″ x 2″ and weighs about 3 ounces. It has an 800 MHz Marvell Armada 510 processor, and it’s designed to run desktop Linux software such as Ubuntu or Debian.
Now there’s a new CuBox on the market, the CuBox Pro.
Created by an Israeli startup named SolidRun, this tiny computer has 2GB of main memory or DDR3 RAM and is based on an 800 MHz dual-issue ARM PJ4 processor. The processor uses the ARMv7 chip design of 32-bit.
“We are proud to add the CuBox Pro to our product line. We believe many of our customers will benefit from the extra memory size regardless of what application they use their CuBox Pro for. Our customers will also notice that the power consumption of the new design is not impacted at all, which was a very important target for us,” said Kossay Omary, chief executive, SolidRun in a Venture Beat report.
Available in two versions, the CuBox Pro is priced at $159, while the 1 GB CuBox version sells for $139. This tiny computer can display full high-definition video, running at 1080p, that too at just three watts of power. You can use it as a home media center, thin client, XBMC console or even a simple, tiny desktop computer.
The CuBox Pro supports Linux-based software such as Ubuntu, Debian, GeeXbox and openelec.tv along with Android operating system. It has no fan and uses a Marvell Armada 510 SoC (system on a chip) processor and comes with an infra-red receiver, gigabit ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports and a micro-SD slot.
Tags: 1080p, 2GB RAM, CuBox Pro, PC, video playback
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