utilite-computerJust how small can computers get these days? I know that you more or less hold a “computer” of sorts in the palm of your hand each time you pull out a tablet or smartphone, but this term of “computer” would be more specific, in the sense where you will still need to hook up the external devices such as a monitor and a keyboard. CompuLab, an Israeli manufacturer of embedded computing products, has just dropped an announcement concerning a small, bare-bones computer that they have called the Utilite. The Utilite will retail from $99 and above, depending on the kind of hardware configuration that you want to throw inside.

The Utilite is diminutive, measuring a mere 5.3” x 3.9” x 0.8”, which would mean it is no larger than a pack of 100 index cards, now how about that? Do not be fooled by its small size though, as underneath the hood, you will find a powerful Freescale i.MX6 system-on-a-chip, accompanied by an ARM Cortex A9 processor with up to four cores, 4GB RAM, and “up to” of 512GB SSD storage, while a microSD memory card slot offers another 128GB of internal memory. Connectivity options include two Gigabit Ethernet ports, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, a quartet of USB 2.0 ports, stereo line-in and line-out, and HDMI and DVI-D ports.

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