New Horizons In All-In-One PCs

1 comment February 25th, 2009at 07:10am Posted by Eli

Plug PC

I’ve seen lots of PCs integrated into monitors, but this is a new one on me:

Marvell has the technology and the vision, and if the company gets its way the world will soon be overrun by lilliputian Linux machines. Hiding in wall warts and the like, these guys will begin quietly taking over tasks that we once relegated to servers and desktop machines. To this end, the company has just announced that they’ll be making the SheevaPlug dev kit available. This is the platform that PogoPlug is based on, consisting of a 1.2GHz Kirkwood processor, 512MB flash storage, 512MB DRAM, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and USB 2.0. This bad boy supports many standard Linux 2.6 kernel distributions, and the whole thing plugs directly into a standard wall socket, drawing “less than one tenth of the power of a typical PC” while in use. Currently available for $99, the company says that it anticipates a price drop to $49 “in the near future.”

That’s right, a PC that’s integrated into its own power adapter.  And it’s almost as powerful as my last PC was.  Amazing.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Technology,Weirdness

1 Comment

  • 1. Cujo359  |  February 25th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Server? It will need a lot more than 512MB of flash for that to happen. You could use it for an Internet firewall, though, or some sort of monitoring device.

    It’s way more powerful than what’s running my Internet firewall.


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