"It runs small versions of Linux, consumes about 5 watts max
while allowing remote users (presumably those authorized by the
owner) to access data stored on the device from remote locations
including local intranets or over the Internet. The $49 device
opens up a wide array of extremely low-power, low-volume, always on
"That's it, the entire computer is contained within the plug.
When I first read about this new Plug Computer, I thought to myself
"What a silly concept." I even started writing this article from
that point of view. However, the more I wrote the more I began to
realize what Marvell has done here. While there are other plug-like
computers available on the market (traditionally costing up to $200
more), including dedicated x86 platforms in form factors that are
literally the size of a pack of cigarettes, this relatively new
concept is a device whose time has come."