The 2-inch3 device, which uses just 3 watts of power in use, can stream and decode 1080p content with too much of a sweat. It’s this feature in particular that has seen the device positioned as an ideal Android TV/Linux Media Center.
Although Android is shipped on the device, demos of Ubuntu and XMBC are also provided for developers purchasing the device.
- Supports Android, Ubuntu, XMBC, similar
- 800 MHz dual issue ARM PJ4 processor with 512KB L2 cache, VFPv3, wmmx SIMD
- 1080p Video Decode Engine
- OpenGL|ES 2.0 graphic engine
- HDMI 1080p Output
- 1GByte DDR3 @ 800MHz
- Gigabit Ethernet, SPDIF (optical audio), eSata 3Gbps, 2xUSB 2.0, micro-SD, micro-USB (console)
- Infra-red receiver
Pre-orders are currently being taken for the next batch of boxes, at $135/£99.
The CuBox joins an ever-expanding range of low-cost low-power ARM devices either shipping with or suitable for running Ubuntu. The USB-sized $25 RaspberryPi and as-yet-unpriced Cotton Candy are two of the more hotly anticipated of these.
Further information on the CuBox can be found @ solid-run.com
Thanks to Jon H. B.