CherryPal just announced their CherryPal Desktop C100, a small book-sized desktop computer that runs on just 2W of power at peak performance. This Linux-running device is spec'd as follows:
Freescale's MPC5121e mobileGT processor, 800 MIPS (400 MHz) of processing,
256 MB of DDR2 DRAM,
4GB -based solid state drive,
WiFi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi,
Two USB 2.0 ports,
One 10/100 Ethernet with RJ-45 jack,
One VGA DB-15 display out jack,
Headphone level stereo audio out 3.5mm jack,
9vDC 2.5mm 10 watt AC-DC adapter power supply,
Weighs 10 ounces, and
1.3" high, 5.8" x 4.2" wide
This platform, however, is unlike your usual desktop computer. This one is a Cloud Computing device, being part of the CherryPalCloud. So basically a thin client, the system provides users with 50GB of free storage and all the Linux goodness you need on a desktop computer – it even claims that it has iTunes working! Now that I have to see. :) Oh, did I say that the CherryPalCloud service comes with the device? No additional cost to users. Now, isn't that great?
This may be a great configuration for libraries and internet cafes. What do you think of this USD249 device?