CompuLab, an Israeli-based manufacturer of industrial miniature computers has recently introduced a tiny ARM-based desktop PC that can run Linux and Android OS – the Utilite.
At its best configuration, the Utilite features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, up to of 4GB RAM, up to 512GB mSATA SSD, dual-head 1080p display output, dual GbE, 5 USB ports, 802.11 WiFi and Bluetooth. On top of that is your choice of a desktop-grade Ubuntu Linux or Android OS.
CompuLab Utilite specs:
Freescale i.MX6 single / dual / quad core Cortex-A9 MPCore, up to 1.2GHz
Up to 4GB DDR3-1066
mSATA SSD, up to 512GB
Micro-SD (SDXC), up to 128GB
GPU supporting OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0, OpenVG 1.1 and OpenCL EP
VPU supporting multi-stream 1080p H.264, VC1, RV10 and DivX decoding
HDMI 1.4 up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
DVI-D up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports
Stereo line-out and stereo line-in
S/PDIF (electrical through 3.5mm jack)
USB 2.0 (x4) high-speed ports, 480 Mbit/s
USB OTG port, 480 Mbit/s
Two RS232 serial ports, ultra mini serial connector
Unregulated 10 to 16 volt input
3W – 8W power
One of the Utilite’s best feature is its small footprint of 135 x 100 x 21 mm that should save a lot of desktop space.
The Utilite will be offered in several configurations starting from $99 and will be available through CompuLab’s worldwide distribution channel and through direct sales. Preorders start in August 2013.