Powerful $25 Portable Computer the Size of a USB Key


Thu, May 12th, 2011 22:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to this article in geek.com, game developer David Braben has developed what is probably the smallest -- yet most powerful -- portable computer in the world, all at a laughable cost.

Braben has developed a tiny USB stick PC that has a HDMI port in one end and a USB port on the other. You plug it into a HDMI socket and then connect a keyboard via the USB port giving you a fully functioning machine running a version of Linux. The cost? $25.

The hardware being offered is no slouch either. It uses a 700MHz ARM11 processor coupled with 128MB of RAM and runs OpenGL ES 2.0 allowing for decent graphics performance with 1080p output confirmed. Storage is catered for by an SD card slot.



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