Gecko Surfboard packs in everything

When we say everything, we mean it in a general kind of manner, with the Gecko Surfboard cramming in a low power x86-compatible system-on-a-chip which merges processor, graphics and memory functions in a single device. Sipping a mere 5 watts of juice to make it run cooly enough without the need for a fan (and hence allowing it to come in such a form factor), the NohrTec Gecko Surfboard is roughly the same size as that of your regular computer keyboard. It does hold enough potential to run Windows XP, Linux or Windows CE, but bear in mind this is not meant to be a multimedia device since there is no HDMI output and lacks the ability to handle HD video playback decently. You do get VGA output, USB ports, Ethernet, headphone and microphone connectivity, a couple of SDHC memory card slots, 512MB RAM and enough space to slot in a 2.5″ hard drive if you like. The Gecko Surfboard is going for $99, but you can top up that amount to include Wi-Fi connectivity.

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