Compulab’s Utilite is a tiny computer with a Freescale i.MX6 processor and support for Android and Ubuntu Linux.
While Freescale’s ARM Cortex-A9 processor isn’t exactly a speed demomn, it’s relatively Linux-friendly and comes in single, dual, and quad-core versions. Compulab offers Utilite models with each processor type, with prices for the single-core version starting at $99.
The Utilite Value feature a single-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, WiFi, and Gigabit Ethernet and sells for $99.
Compulab also offers a Utilite Standard with a dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and DVI input as well as HDMI, microSD and 2 Ethernet ports. This dual-core model sells for $159.
The last version is the Utilite Pro, a $219 device with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The rest of the specs are the same as those for the Standard model.
Compulab says each device consumes just 3 to 8 watts of power, which could make these energy efficient options for folks looking for a basic computer, media center, or digital signage or kiosk system.
While the company is promising Ubuntu compatibility, right now the only official software available for installation is Android 4.0.4 and the U-boot bootloader, both of which you can find at the Utilite wiki.