German hardware company Cirrus7 are gearing up to release a new Ubuntu-powered PC.
The aluminium-cased Cirrus7 Nimbus is tiny, measuring just 22cm x 22cm with a height a smidge over 5cm.
But since “mini-PCs” aren’t exactly hard to find Cirrus7 have made sure the Nimbus will stand out by making it fanless. From what we can discern the aluminium case is also a passive cooler, able to tame the heat from an Intel Core i7-3770T with a max TDP of 45W.
The Cirrus7 Nimbus will be available to customise online before buying, with a choice of three CPUs:
- Intel i3-3220T @ 2.8Ghz (Dual Core)
- Intel i5-3570T @ 2.2Ghz (Quad Core)
- Intel i7-3770T @ 2.5 GHz (Quad Core)
Graphics wise this will offer Intel HD Graphics 2500 for the i3, and Intel HD Graphics 4000 for the i5 and i7.
One of three pre-installed operating systems can be housed on its own mSATA SSD inside the NImbus:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Windows 8
Two additional 2.5″ SATA HDDS will be available with extra storage; 4GB will come as standard (though no doubt be upgradeable) and optional extras like WiFi and Bluetooth can be added.
Based on a prototype image shared by the company earlier in the year the following ports will be available:
- 4 x USB 2.0
- 4 x USB 3.0
- HDMI Out
- Display Port
- Digital Audio Out
- 2 x Ethernet
- Mic in/Audio out
Starting price will be €699 with an expected release date of ‘late May’.
For more information on the device, and see a few extra images, head over the Cirrus7 Website (In German):