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:

  • Firefox
  • Flash Player
  • GAIM (Instant Messaging)
  • AbiWord (Word Processor)
  • VLC Media player
  • Calculator
  • Onscreen Keyboard
  • Thunar (a file manager)
  • Calendar

• Processor: AMD Geode LX700 (x86)
• Memory RAM: 256 MB
• 4x USB 2.0 ports
• Audio in & out
• Network: 10/100baseT Ethernet (RJ-45)
• Video: VGA output (SUB-D15)
• Size: 9.3 x 2.7 x 15 cm (3.66×1.06×5.9 in)
• Aluminum Case
• Power: DC in 9V – 1,5A (5W)
• Voltage Range: DC in 9V – 16V
• Operating temperature 10°-40°C
• Operating humidity 10%-90%
• 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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