I’ve been looking for a small “home computer” for a long time; the main criteria for choosing are:
- the presence of non-USB WiFi
- 720p video playback
- price tag below $ 300
Analyzing Google issue and reading Habr, I became interested in today's development of PowerPC \ Amiga platforms
. A strange combination, however, it led to the production of Genesi
, as a follower of this line. Genesi designs and manufactures low-cost, energy-efficient computers based on the ARM ™ architecture and Power Architecture ™ - can be found on their website.
In general, soap is soap, and who is interested in another potential challenger - welcome under cat.
So, smart top Efika MX.
Dimensions: 160mm x 115mm x 20mm
Weight: 250 grams
Inside the box we have:
The processor is the ARM ™ Freescale i.MX515 (For those who are particularly curious, this is the ARM Cortex-A8 800MHz, similar to the fact that the iPad and its technical specifications are on the Freescale
website and Wikipedia
), in short, this percentage has a 3D accelerator supporting OpenGL ES 2.0 OpenVG 1.1, can hardware decode 720p video and display a 24-bit image on the primary screen in 1366 x 768 resolution with all sorts of filters and hardware processing.
The box contains 512Mb DDR2 RAM (for everyday tasks this is more than enough), instead of a hard disk, an 8Gb SSD (of which about 2Gb will be used by the system), an HDMI monitor output (TV). Efik can be accessed via WiFi (the built-in adapter supports 802.11b / g / n) and NAS can be connected to Ethernet. Also on the case there are two (yes, yes, you have to install a hub) USB2.0 connectors, a card reader with SDHC support and a headphone jack with a microphone.
Also in August of this, in 2010, the company introduces 10 " smartbooks
to the market, in a similar configuration (+ SIM slot for 3G, webcam and bluetooth module), while the managers are silent about the price - we will wait.
Related links and some photos of these machines:A page with at least a brief description of the smarttop and a button to BUY
- cost $ 249
+ shipping to Russia (contacting the support service, you can choose a delivery service)Site with firmware updates and Linux kernels for Efika MXBlog Raquel and Bill
- the creators of the company
Employees of the company Pegatron (the company spun off from ASUS and produces the actual Efika MX system) with product samples:
First samples for sale: