The folks at UK retailer Cloudsto have been offering tiny desktop computers loaded with Ubuntu Linux for a little while. But most have basically been Ubuntu versions of existing Android boxes with ARM-based processors.
The Cloudsto X86 Nano is a pocket-sized computer with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, Ubuntu 14.04 Linux, and at least one nifty feature: a built-in 3000 mAh battery which lets you use the system when it’s unplugged. You can also use it as a portable power pack to recharge your smartphone battery on the go.
The Cloudsto model features an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a microSD card slot, two full-sized USB host ports, a micro USB host port (which is also the charging port), a 3.5mm audio jack, and a micro HDMI port.
It measures 5.8″ x 3.1″ x 0.35″ and weighs 7.4 ounces.
Cloudsto charges £130 for both the Windows and Ubuntu Linux models. That’s just under $200 US, which makes this option a little more expensive than some other devices. But Cloudsto is a a UK-based company that typically charges relatively high prices due to taxes and currency exchange rates.
The company plans to offer additional Windows/Ubuntu computers with X86 chips in the future including an X86 PC stick.