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
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.