Linutop – Tiny, tiny, tiny puter
The Linutop is small. Very, very small. In fact, the silver box actually measures just 9.3 x 2.7 x 15cm. It runs a customised version of xubuntu Linux and, although tiny, it could quite easily take over your desk-top puters everyday tasks- not bad for something that makes a Mac-Mini look cumbersome.
For all your green-freaks out there the Linutop runs sipping a maximum of 5 watts – That’s less than an energy saver light bulb!
It of course has all the regular ports you would expect from a basic full sized PC, with a standard (SUB-D15) VGA port, 10/100baseT (RJ-45) Ethernet port, separate 3.5mm audio in/out ports, 4x USB 2.0 ports and of course a 9V DC IN port.
The Linutop has no onboard storage except its BIOS and 256MB operating RAM, so all non-volatile storage is held externally on a supplied 1 Gig USB key.
The Linutop is designed to be plug and play, and has a basic selection of software pre-installed, including:
- Flash Player
- GAIM (Instant Messaging)
- AbiWord (Word Processor)
- VLC Media player
- Onscreen Keyboard
- Thunar (a file manager)
â€¢ Processor: AMD Geode LX700 (x86)
â€¢ Memory RAM: 256 MB
â€¢ 4x USB 2.0 ports
â€¢ Audio in & out
â€¢ Network: 10/100baseT Ethernet (RJ-45)
â€¢ Video: VGA output (SUB-D15)
â€¢ Size: 9.3 x 2.7 x 15 cm (3.66×1.06×5.9 in)
â€¢ Aluminum Case
â€¢ Power: DC in 9V – 1,5A (5W)
â€¢ Voltage Range: DC in 9V – 16V
â€¢ Operating temperature 10Â°-40Â°C
â€¢ Operating humidity 10%-90%
â€¢ Weight: 280 gr (9.9 oz)
The Linutop is available directly from Linutop for 290 Euros and comes with a 1 year warranty. It is also available in bundles of eight, for 2100 Euros.
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