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
- RAM: 1 GB SDRAM
- 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.
According to SolidRun, orders are expected to ship at the end of May.[via Linux Gizmos]