The Utilite Linux Mini PC
Sometimes we need to test or use another Linux distribution than the one we use to complete our daily tasks and setting up a virtual machine is not always the best solution. Have you heard about the Utilite Linux Mini PC?
The Utilite is a very good choice for users looking for a Linux Mini PC at an affordable price. This device is launched by Compulab, which is the manufacturer of the MintBox. Mintbox is a little Pc box which runs Linux Mint operating system. Utilite ARM-based Linux computer costs only $99, a fair price if we take in consideration what this device has to offer.
The Utilite linux device has 2 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which can be extended using a micro-SD card. This mini computer supports both Ubuntu Linux and Google Android. If you like, you can also upgrade the device the Utilite Standard which comes with with a dual core processor and 2 GB of RAM along with 8 GB of internal memory and micro-SD card support. This device is the first ARM-based model from the company to feature Freescale’s i.MX6 processor family and in my opinion is the best way to run Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux operating systems without buying expensive hardware.
The Utilite has single core, dual core and quad core options for the processor and an also support HDMI + DVI, 2x GbE, Wi Fi and Bluetooth. There is also the Utilite Pro which comes with a quad core processor and 2 GB of RAM along with 32 GB of internal memory. Utilite Pro has support for:
- micro-SD card
- HDMI + DVI
- 2x GbE
This mini Pc also features 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports , PDIF and stereo audio jacks as well as wo RS232 serial ports. A very good thing about Utilite is the the low power consumption, 3 to 8 watts of power.