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Compulab introduces ARM-based Ubuntu-PC for $99

We live in exciting times when it comes to PC’s. It seems that each day we see new mutations of the classic PC. We have Chromebooks, small USB-sticks with Android and now soon also a ARM-based mini-PC running Ubuntu.

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The Utilite from Compulab is a small ARM-based PC which will be running Ubuntu (although they also mention Android, it might be able to dualboot). It will be available with single, dual and quad-core-CPU and the price starts at just $99. 

This is of course not a gaming-PC, instead it should work well as a simple home-PC for surfing the web and doing simpler stuff as well as most probably a nice media-PC. 

The Utilite will come with 4 GB DDR3-1066 memory and also supports mSATA SSD up to 512 GB and also Micro-SD SDXC up to 128GB. It uses a Freescale i.MX6 single / dual / quad core Cortex-A9 MPCore which is clocked up to 1.2 GHz.

Here are the complete specs:

  • Freescale i.MX6 single / dual / quad core Cortex-A9 MPCore, up to 1.2GHz
  • Ubuntu / Android options
  • Up to 4GB DDR3-1066
  • mSATA SSD, up to 512GB
  • Micro-SD SDXC, up to 128GB
  • Supports OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0, OpenVG 1.1 and OpenCL EP
  • Supports multi-stream 1080p H.264, VC1, RV10, DivX HW decoding
  • HDMI 1.4 up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
  • DVI-D up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
  • Two 1000 BaseT Ethernet
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • S/PDIF 5.1 (electrical through 3.5mm jack) 
  • Stereo line-out, Stereo line-in
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • USB OTG (micro-USB connector)
  • Two RS232 serial ports (ultra mini serial connector)
  • 5.3″ x 3.9″ x 0.8″ 135mm x 100mm x 21mm
  • Unregulated 10 to 16 volt input Power
  • 3W – 8W power consumption (depending on system configuration and load)

Does it sound interesting? Then wait until next month and one of them could be yours

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