MimoMonitors.com might be a familiar name to those who have had experience with the USB touchscreen market, and has just announced the rollout of the MimoPlug, which is actually a small Linux-based, cube-shaped “plug computer” where it was specially configured to function with the MimoMonitors family of mini USB touchscreen monitors. Measuring an extremely diminutive 4.33″ x 2.74″ x 1.9″, when it works with a Mimo mini-monitor, you will eventually end up with what could very well be the smallest, most portable, and most energy efficient Linux computer system to date.
This might very well be an always-on, always connected, and highly energy-efficient “deskless” computing system, where the MimoPlug will be a more cost-effective and space friendly option which could see the death of desktop PC systems in your office, sipping far less juice than its desktop counterparts. Apart from that, it has enough processing muscle to run a bunch of task-oriented business applications – cloud computing or otherwise, and could be the perfect tool for retail kiosks, hotel guest services, multi-site network monitoring, on-site employment application stations, manufacturing control panels, and video conference room controls amongst others.
Underneath the hood likes a 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, a choice of 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of flash memory, and a sole USB 2.0 port. It is compatible with the 720-S (7″ touchscreen slider), 720-F (7″ flexscreen), Touch2 (7″ standard touchscreen), eye9 (9″ touchscreen with integrated webcam), and Monster (10″ touchscreen) MimoMonitors, retailing from $399.98 upwards. [Press Release]