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With 1080p video playback and infrared remote-control compatibility, the tiny CuBox is crying out for a place in the living room. Unsurprisingly, the typical use for the $135 box is as a media centre or set-top box.
But the CuBox, which supports various Linux distributions including Ubuntu and Debian, has more tricks up its sleeve – able to function as a thin-client device, software development platform or as part of network-attached storage setup.
The CuBox is no bigger than two inches in any direction and draws no more than three watts of power from its 5V power supply.
Board: Marvell Armada 510 system on a chip.
Processor: 800 MHz ARMv7 core
Video/Audio: HDMI and SPDIF optical audio.
Memory: 1GB 800MHz DDR3
Storage: Micro SD default 2GB.
Connectivity: 10/100/1000 Ethernet. Two high-speed USB host ports. E-SATA, microUSB device port for development uses.
Other: Infrared receiver.