Freakbox is a $149 Android box from the devs at FreakTab


A group of developers from the FreakTab community have decided that developing custom ROMs for existing Android phones, tablets and TV boxes isn’t enough. So they’ve decided to launch their own hardware. The team plans to begin selling the Freakbox soon for $149. It’s a set-top-box with a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, 32GB of storage, […]

Probox2 EX Android box is designed for video, gaming,

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Google will take another crack at the living room this fall with the launch of Android TV, a new version of Android for smart TVs and TV boxes. But Chinese device makers aren’t waiting for Android TV. They’ve been offering small, cheap TV boxes running Android for a few years. These boxes typically have the same […]

VolksPC mini PC run Android and Debian Linux simultaneously

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Tiny, low-powered PCs with ARM-based processors like the MK802 or Tronsmart Vega S89 usually ship with Android software that lets you stream videos, play games, or surf the web on a TV. But many of these little devices can also run other Linux-based operating systems such as Ubuntu, Debian, or Fedora. Now the folks at VolksPC […]

Next-gen, faster Raspberry Pi probably coming around 2017


The Raspberry Pi Foundation launched an updated version of their tiny single-board computer this week. The $35 Raspberry Pi Model B+ has more USB ports and more GPIO pins than its predecessor, as well as a few other tweaks: but it doesn’t have a faster processor or more memory. It’s been more than 2 years since […]

Meet the Raspberry Pi Model B+ $35 single board computer

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation shipped its first $35 single board computer over 2 years ago. Now the team has updated the hardware with a new model sporting new features and the same low price. Meet the Raspberry Pi Model B+. You can buy the Model B+ from Element14 or RS Components. The new model has […]

Is a Raspberry Pi Model B+ with 4 USB ports on the way?


It’s been more than two years since the first Raspberry Pi mini-computer shipped. And while the developers have released a new Compute Module and a few accessories, the basic design of the Raspberry Pi hasn’t changed much. Update: It’s official. The Raspberry Pi Model B+ is a revised version of the original Model B with […]

SolidRun’s HummingBoard credit card-sized computer launches for $45 and up


SolidRun is now taking orders for its tiny, ARM-powered HummingBoard computer. The system looks a bit like a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, but it has a faster processor and comes in 3 different configurations. The HummingBoard sells for between $45 and $100 and it’s available for pre-order from the SolidRun website. The entry-level HummingBoard-i1 features […]

Giada introduces I39 mini-desktop with Celeron J1900

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Small form-factor PC maker Giada has introduced a new compact desktop computer with an Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core Bay Trail processor and a case that measures just 7.5″ x 6.1″ x 1″. The Giada I39 is a desktop that’s thinner than many laptop computers. The system has 2GB of RAM, a 500GB, 2.5 inch hard […]

Gigabyte launches BRIX Gaming mini-PC with Haswell, NVIDIA graphics

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Gigabyte launched a tiny desktop computer aimed at gamers earlier this year. The original Gigabyte BRIX Gaming system featured a 5″ x 4.3″ x 2.3″ case, an AMD A8 processor, and Radeon R9 graphics. Now Gigabyt’e got something for folks who prefer Intel and NVIDIA parts. The new Gigabyte BRIX Gaming DIY PC kit sports an […]

Shuttle’s fanless Bay Trail desktops are now available

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Shuttle is offering its first low-power, fanless mini-desktops powered by Intel Celeron J1900 Bay Trail processors. The Shuttle XS35V4 is a small PC with an optical disc drive bay, while the Shuttle XS36V4 is a slightly smaller model without the drive bay. Both are sold as barebones computers, which means you’ll need to supply your […]

Asus VivoPC mini-desktops get the Haswell treatment

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Asus is updating its VivoPC line of small form-factor desktop computers with new models sporting Intel Haswell processors. The original VivoPC lineup featured Intel Celeron and Core i5 Ivy Bridge processors, while Notebook Italia reports the new models are powered by new 4th-generation Intel Core family chips. The new Asus VivoPC VM42 is an entry-level […]

Raspberry Pi Compute Module development kit now available

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The Raspberry Pi Compute Module is a tiny PC that’s about the size of a laptop memory stick. It has the same basic guts as a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, including a 700 MHz Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 processor and 512MB of RAM. But it also has 4GB of flash storage attached the the board. Announced […]

Giada introduces D2308 tiny desktops with Haswell + NVIDIA

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Small form-factor PC maker Giada has made a habit of offering tiny, low-power desktop computers. But the company’s newest models pack a little more power. The Giada D2308 series desktops feature Intel Haswell processors and NVIDIA graphics in a PC that measures 9″ x 6.8″ x 2.15″. While there are certainly more compact computers on […]