If you’re a computer enthusiast and you’re not content with buying ready-to-use computers off the shelf and you don’t mind tinkering around the operating system, then open-source computer systems are probably the sort of device you’re after. Well if you are you might be interested to learn that SolidRun has taken the wraps off their latest offering, the CuBox Pro which is an upgrade over its predecessor and comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM on board, which according to its creators makes it the world’s first ARM-based open source development platform to support 2GB of DDR3 RAM. The CuBox Pro will measure 2-inches cube and weighs 91grams and comes in either high polish or matte finish.
The CuBox Pro will support Linux-based distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, GeeXbox, openelec.tv and even Android as well. It is also a fanless computer system and is built on the Marvell Armada 510 SoC with 800MHz dual issue ARM PJ4 processor based on the 32bit ARMv7 architecture. It will feature an infra-red receiver, gigabit Ethernet port, SPDIF, eSata 3Gbps, two USB 2.0 ports and a microSD card slot and will support 1080p Full HD output over HDMI and will only require 3 watts of power to run. Pre-orders of the CuBox Pro are available via SolidRun’s website where it is priced at $159.99. Shipping of the CuBox Pro is expected to begin before the end of January 2013.