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Moo
02-24-09, 05:13 PM
Marvell has the technology and the vision, and if the company gets its way the world will soon be overrun by lilliputian Linux machines. Hiding in wall warts and the like, these guys will begin quietly taking over tasks that we once relegated to servers and desktop machines. To this end, the company has just announced that they'll be making the SheevaPlug dev kit available. This is the platform that PogoPlug is based on, consisting of a 1.2GHz Kirkwood processor, 512MB flash storage, 512MB DRAM, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and USB 2.0. This bad boy supports many standard Linux 2.6 kernel distributions, and the whole thing plugs directly into a standard wall socket, drawing "less than one tenth of the power of a typical PC" while in use. Currently available for $99, the company says that it anticipates a price drop to $49 "in the near future."


http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/24/marvells-sheevaplug-linux-pc-fits-in-its-power-adapter/

Bman212121
02-24-09, 05:57 PM
Doesn't make up for the fact that it has 1/100th of the power. :lol:

Dreamweavernoob
02-24-09, 06:34 PM
Doesn't make up for the fact that it has 1/100th of the power. :lol:

:lol:


To true.

Can I run crysis @ 5760x1200 2X2AA, 16XAF Max quality? If so I might buy one :|

ViN86
02-24-09, 08:13 PM
id get one for regular computing. especially for $49 :D

Bman212121
02-24-09, 11:21 PM
id get one for regular computing. especially for $49 :D

But it appears to be headless... So I'm not sure how much you can actually do on it.