CuBox-i 4×4 Mini PC Features 4Gb RAM and eSATA


SolidRun have quietly released the CuBox-i 4×4, a new addition to the CuBox-i family that features 4Gb of RAM and an eSATA port and claims to be “the smallest ARM quad core 4GB mini computer. The “4×4” refers to the device’s 4 cores and 4Gb of RAM.

Similar to the CuboxTV that I’ve looked at previously, the CuBox-i 4×4 is powered by the Freescale i.MX6 chipset, which is a quadcore Cortex A9 with a Vivante GC2000 GPU.

However, few mini PCs come with a massive 4Gb of RAM, with a handful of devices such as the excellent UGOOS UT3S belonging to that exclusive club. Whether all 4Gb is addressable is yet to be seen, with a forum post between a Cubox user and SolidRun CTO Rabeeh Khoury suggesting that only 3.8Gb may actually be usable.

Also of interest is theCuBox-i 4×4’s eSATA port which will surely be useful to those needing to transfer large amounts of data such as videos to the device.

SolidRun CuBox-i 4×4 Technical Specifications

  • Chipset: Freescale i.MX6
  • CPU: Quadcore Cortex A9 @1GHz-1.2GHz
  • GPU: Vivante GC2000
  • Storage: microSD card slot, eSATA II (3 Gbps)
  • Video & Audio Output: HDMI 1.4, SP-DIF
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet (Limited to 470Mbps due to internal i.MX6 buses)
  • USB: 2 x USB 2.0 port, 1x micro USB to RS232 port
  • Other Features: IR receiver & transmitter, RTC with backup battery
  • Power: 5V 3A
  • Dimensions: 55 x 55 x 42 mm
  • OS: Linux/OpenELEC/Android 4.4


The CuBox-i 4×4 comes with the CuBox-i 4×4 mini PC, Power Adapter ( 110V / 220V ) and an 8GB Micro SD Class 10 card preloaded with either OpenELEC or Android 4.4 KitKat, depending on your preference.

Getting One

If you’re wanting to get a CuBox-i 4×4 for yourself, they are available for pre-order from the SolidRun store or NewEgg for around $170.

According to SolidRun, orders are expected to ship at the end of May.

[via Linux Gizmos]