$99, ARM-powered Utilite PC now available to order


— 6:00 AM on October 4, 2013

Back in July, we told you all about Compulab's Utilite, a $99 mini-PC designed to run either Android or Ubuntu Linux atop a Freescale i.MX6 processor. We were pretty intrigued by the machine, especially given the small dimensions (5.3" x 3.9" x 0.8") and the wealth of connectivity options.

Now, as Liliputing reports, the Utilite has become available to order. You can place your order straight from the Utilite website, which offers three configurations:

  • The $99 Utilite Value build, which features a single ARM Cortex-A9 processor core, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of microSD storage, HDMI, and Gigabit Ethernet.
  • The $159 Utilite Standard, which has two processor cores, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of microSD storage, and some extra connectivity. You get DVI in addition to HDMI, two GigE ports instead of one, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on top of it all.
  • The $219 Utilite Pro, which bumps the CPU core count to four and swaps the 8GB microSD card for a 32GB SSD. (The website specifically says "SATA SSD" rather than microSD, although it doesn't quote specifications for the drive.) Other than that, the Utilite Pro's specs look identical to those of the $159 Standard config.

Ready to order? Well, be prepared to wait a while. Compulab quotes a lead time of six weeks for the top-of-the-line build and seven weeks for the Standard and Value configs. That means you can expect your Utilite in mid-November at the earliest.

Oh well. At least it should arrive in time for Christmas.

   
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