"The MachZ is an interesting component. All of the functions
performed by today's desktop computer, minus display and storage,
are contained in a single chip...."
"While the MachZ is no computing powerhouse, it is well suited
for embedded computing. Most desktop applications spend lots of
cycles on graphics, which is not a factor in the average embedded
"This type of device helps the embedded market in general, and
is great for the Linux world. Since the MachZ is a low-cost device,
it works well with the free software model to create inexpensive
computing devices. The MachZ has low-power consumption, so it works
well in small enclosures (less than 2 Watts power consumption, it
requires no heat sink or fan for cooling). The MachZ is based on
the familiar x86 architecture, so existing software and design
principles can be applied for rapid prototyping."