Dozens of device makers started flooding the market with ARM-based mini computers like the MK802, UG802, and Minix NEO G4 in 2012. But the CuBox, which was announced in 2011, predates them all.

The little computer measures just 2″ x 2″ x 2″ and weighs about 3 ounces. It has an 800 MHz Marvell Armada 510 processor, and it’s designed to run desktop Linux software such as Ubuntu or Debian.

Now there’s a new CuBox on the market, the CuBox Pro.

CuBox Pro

The new model is basically the same as the first… but it features 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB.

Other specs include 2 USB ports, HDMI output, an optical SPDIF output, an eSATA port, infrared receiver, and micro USB port.

There’s also a microSD card slot and the device ships with a 4GB microSD card for storage, but you can use up to a 64GB card in that slot.

In addition to Linux, the CuBox and CuBox Pro can run Google Android. The little computers support 1080p HD video playback and work with the XBMC media player, which makes them usable as tiny, low-power media PCs.

They aren’t the cheapest ARM-based computers around. The CuBox with 1GB of RAM runs $140, while the 2GB CuBox PRO costs $160.

The new Pro model is expected to ship later in January.

via Geeky Gadgets

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4 replies on “CuBox mini-computer goes Pro with 2GB of RAM”

  1. I’d love to see these hardware specs with a slightly beefier CPU and GPU made to run Android, although I don’t know if eSATA will fly.

      1. Thank you very much! 🙂
        I don’t know why I have an interest in low power computing, but I do.

        I appreciate the info!

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