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Tiny Linutop 4 Linux nettop sips just 14 watts of power

Friday, May 13th, 2011 | Linux Nettop with 5 Comments

Linutop Linux Nettop

Linutop has been producing tiny low power Linux-based computers since before the nettop term was coined, and their latest effort is called the Linutop 4.

This new model features a  1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory and 2GB of flash storage – much like the outgoing Linutop 3, but the best news is that the Linutop 4 is much smaller and lighter weighing just just 2.1 pounds and measuring 7.1 ” x 7.9″ x 1.4″.

The Linutop 4 runs a customized version of Ubuntu Linux called Linutop 4 with  Firefox 3.6, 3.2, VLC Media Player pre-installed.  Hardware-wise, there are VGA and DVI ports supportign resolutions up to 1920 x 1440 pxiesl,  5 USB 2.0 ports, 2 SATA connectors, a 2.5 inch drive bay, PCIe slot, and Gigabit Ethernet. One of the best features is a noise-free a fanless design and a power consumption of just 14 watts.

Pricing for the new Linutop 4 is somewhat pricey at 400 Euros, or about $575 US, but there is a cheaper Linutop 2 with a VIA C7 processor, 512MB of RAM and 1GB of storage for just 280 Euros ($403). That model uses just 8W of power and weighs just 1.3 pounds.

via Blogeee

Linutop 3 – a nettop that runs Linux

Monday, December 6th, 2010 | Linux Nettop with No Comments »

linutop 3 nettop

The folks at Linutop has a new nettop called the  Linutop 3 which uses the ubiquitous 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor but swaps out the more usual Windows 7 operating system for Linux.

The Linutop 3 isn’t exactly bleeding edge with its Atom N270 CPU, which is a single core chip that was first introduced in 2008, but it should still provide plenty of power, especially when combined with Linux. The computer supports up to 2GB of RAM, and comes with 2GB of Flash storage.

There are also 2 drive bays, a PCIe card slot, 6 USB ports, an RS232 COM port, Etehernet, VGA, DVI, and audio ports.  The nettop is also fanless design, which means it should be virtually silent while operating (unless you use a noisy hard drive).

The nettop measures 9″ x 9″ x 2″ and comes with the Linutop Linux-based operating system, which is based on Ubuntu. It runs, Firefox, VLC, and other software. It sells for 340 Euros, or about $443. For that price you could probably put together your own, more powerful Linux-based nettop from spare parts. But it’s always nice to have the option to pay someone else to do it for you.

via SlashGear