CompuLab’s Utilite2 is a tiny computer with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and support for Ubuntu Linux or Google Android software.

The company unveiled the 3.4″ x 2.3″ x 1.1″ computer in December, and now it’s available for purchase.

utilite2

Prices start at $192 for a model with 2GB of RAM and 4GB of eMMC storage. There’s also a $229 version that has the same basic specs, but which also includes a 32GB solid state drive.

Both models feature HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, audio jacks, a micro USB port, and four USB 2.0 ports. And each has Qualcomm’s 1.7 GHz quad-core processor with support for 1920 x 1080 pixel display resolutions.

While the Utilite2 is more expensive than some of the ARM-based mini-computers we’ve seen in the past few years, it’s also a tiny model that comes with a fanless case design for silent operation. Compulab also offers its own builds of Ubuntu and Android for the little computer.

Compulab has been making small form-factor systems for several years and the company manufacturers the MintBox line of computers which it sells in partnership with the developers of the Linux Mint operating system.

via CNX-Software

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12 replies on “Compulab Utilite2 Ubuntu mini PC now available for $192 and up”

  1. I mean, it’s not like this is a netbook, where power consumption is important, so why use an ARM chip at this price, especially when I can get something with an Intel chip?

  2. They are going to have a hard time selling these except maybe to Linux fanboys

  3. That power button is taking up way to much real estate for a device of this type.

  4. Too expensive for an ARM powered device that runs free open source operating systems and doesn’t run full Microsoft Windows. The high price could be due to its design for use in industrial environments.

    There are cheaper and more flexible solutions, like the Mele PCG03 which costs only $149: http://armdevices.net/2015/02/28/149-mele-pcg03-intel-mini-pc-with-windows-8-1-now-shipping/ includes 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and fully licensed Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing. Additionaly can optionally run Android as well (as previously mentioned here: http://liliputing.com/2014/10/mele-pcg03-tiny-low-cost-intel-powered-mini-pc.html )…

    For another great example, how about the $99 Winbook TW802: http://www.microcenter.com/product/440932/TW802_Tablet_-_Black which has HDMI port and extra USB ports (besides the charging one). On top of that, its also a tablet!

  5. Wow, I don’t see one feature that is worth $200.

    There are several x86 boxes that you could configure with better specs for that price. You could build a Zotac CI320 with 4gb ram, and a 32gb SSD for about $200 these days.

    Not much more electricity either. N2930 has 7.5w TDP, versus the Snapdragon 600’s 3w TDP. we’re talking pennies.

    1. The Snapdragon is better and needs less energy, plus it runs Ubuntu.

      Don’t worry Grant, you probably just need a new pair of glasses, that’s all. 🙂

      1. Two very poor arguments. The difference in power consumption is negligible. But if you can’t afford a 7.5w TDP system in your house, i hope the Snapdragon helps you make ends meet.

        And the fact that it runs Ubuntu is pointless. You surely don’t expect to compare an ARM device’s Linux support to x86, do you?

        Sure it can run Ubuntu, but what are you going to do with it from there? There’s not nearly as much software available for ARM.

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