Space Cube

Have you ever wanted a full blown, Linux-running, pocket sized computer? Sure, why not! I can't tell you how often I go to a friends house and forget my PC. Can you imagine walking down the street with a 2" cube-like PC in your pocket? I can see it now. "Hey man, what's that you are listening to? An MP3 Player?" "No, this is my computer."

I hope they plan on adding battery support and making a nice 2" LCD to go along with it. Anyone who buys one of these will do so purely for "geek status." All I need to know now is where to get one and how much pocket change it is going to cost me.

"The Space Cube is the world's smallest personal computer. The unbelievably minuscule cube (2 x 2 x 2.2 inch case) packs 300 MHz CPU and 64 MB of SDRAM. The Space Cube offers a healthy number of ports, including USB, Ethernet, flash memory, monitor port, Space wire, serial connection, and microphone. This micro PC runs on a Linux named Atom Linux. Shimafuji, the manufacturer of the Space Cube, has recently released the SEMC5701A, which is slightly smaller than its predecessor. The Japanese have assembled a personal computer that fits in your pocket."

Update:
Here is some more information and added some images:

Shimafuji's SEMC5701 measures just 2.05 x 2.05 x 1.77 inches (52 x 52 x 48mm). It is based on an NEC Vr5701, clocked at 266MHz or 333MHz. It includes 16MB of Flash, along with 64MB of RAM. I/O interfaces include 10/100 Ethernet, USB, CompactFlash, AC97 audio, and a D-sub 9 RS-232 serial port. The board also offers a D-sub 15 video port, and supports VGA (640 x 480), XGA (800 x 600), and SXGA (1024 x 768) resolutions. It includes an RV5C348B real-time clock, and appears to have a DIP switch for toggling "Endian-ness." The board accepts 5V DC input, and operates at 0 to 35 degrees Celsius.

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News source: epicempire.com

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