One computer that can live up to the claim of being small is the CuBox Pro. This computer is seriously tiny, and measures just 2x2x2 inches with a weight of 91 grams. The CuBox Pro is the new version that is currently available to pre-order, although it can achieve big things for open source developers.
The CuBox Pro specs include 2GB of DDR3 RAM and as such is the first ARM-based open source system to support that much memory at DDR3. You’ll also find a fanless design for cooler running, 1080p Full HD output, a microSD card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, eSata 3Gbps, SPDIF, gigabit Ethernet port, and an infrared receiver. The processor is based on the 32bit ARMv7 architecture and features an 800MHz dual issue ARM PJ4 processor.
You can use CuBox Pro to create your own network attached storage, XBMC console, thin client, media center, and much more using the open source software available, which links are provided at solid-run.com. You can visit this page if you want to place a pre-order for the CuBox Pro.
The CuBox Pro has a price of $159.99 and will be shipping towards the end of January. If you’ve used the original CuBox then we’d love to hear about your experience with the tiny computer.
What would you use the tiny CuBox Pro computer for? Would it be as an XBMC platform, or do you have other development plans?