Monday, July 16, 2012

2 new mini Linux boxes

After the success of  Raspberry Pi, it seems mini PCs that run Linux has become a technology trend.  Recently, 2 new mini Linux-enabled PCs have joined the party.

The Oval Elephant

This is the first time I have ever heard about Linaro Linux but this is the distro that Oval Elephant can run ( although the default OS will be Android). Oval Elephant costs only $72.5 and comes with a single-core 1.5GHz AllWinner A10 Cortex A8 ARM, 1GB of DDR3 high-capacity memory, WiFi connectivity, a MALI400 graphics processing chip, and 1080p HDMI video output, with support for 2160p. It also has a microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB, and a full HDMI port enables direct connections to a TV or monitor. A miniUSB port will be used to power the device. A built-in MIC and an external port for MIC audio are also included in Oval Elephant.

To check the specs of Oval Elephant and buy it, you can click here

The Mini X

Mini X is another mini box that runs Android by default and can run other Linux distro like Ubuntu, Fedora, Puppy with no problem as well. 

The Mini X comes with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot for expansion, 2 USB host ports, 802.11n WiFi, and an HDMI port.

To know more about Mini X and buy it, you can check on DealExtreme. The current price is only $68

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