DreamPlug puts a 1.2GHz ARM Linux PC in a power outlet
Feb 07, 2011, 21:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"If you want a small PC the most common options are to
buy a netbook, or if you want a larger screen a nettop. But there
is an even smaller option that does not require any desk space at
all: it's called a plug computer.
"These tiny machines form part of an over-sized plug and sit in
a power outlet. Unlike a typical PC they don't have a video card
and therefore no video out. They are ideally suited for use as a
web or media server that is always on and always connected. Just
plug it in and forget about it.
"While there are a few plug computers out there, including the
SheevaPlug and GuruPlug, the latest model to become available
offers an update to the performance, software, and connections
available. It's called DreamPlug, and it offers up some serious
computing power using an ARM processor."