This Utilite2 PC Is So Small, It’s Practically A Stocking Stuffer

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If you want a Linux machine with enough processing power to function as a desktop computer, there are plenty of rigs out there you can choose from. One with dimensions similar to your desktop mouse, on the other hand? Not so much. That’s exactly what this Utilite2 PC brings to the table.

Made by Compulab, it’s an ARM computer housed inside a die-cast aluminum case that measures just 3.4 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches – a full 30 percent smaller than its predecessor. That compact size makes it not just small enough to cram into a pocket, the darn thing can be a stocking stuffer, if you happened to be generous enough to be giving away full-fledged Linux machines this holiday season.

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Core specs for the Utilite2 include a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, an Adreno 320 GPU, and 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Onboard storage is only 4GB of flash memory, although it comes with an mSATA slot (supports SSDs up to 512GB), a microSD card slot (up to 128GB), and four USB ports for external drives. HDMI, dual-antenna WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, audio in and out, and cellular modem support round out the connectivity features. Cooling is passive (no fan), although this thing uses up so little power (3 to 8 watts) that it shouldn’t be a problem, with Compulab going so far as to claim it’s designed for reliable “24/7 operation.” It’s optimized to run both Android 4.4.3 Kit Kat and Ubuntu Linux (not at the same time, of course).

No pricing has been announced for the Utilite2 as of yet. Given that its predecessor retailed for $219 at the top-end configuration, this probably will go for around the same. It will hit stores later in the month.

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3 Responses

  1. Angela

    This is fantastic, items getting smaller and humans being able to live more minimally is one of the best things.

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  2. Amy Pert

    I really want to get one of these for myself and one for my brother who is in need of a new PC. Really am interested in these small PCs because they make life so much easier, and just imagine how simple it’d be to move with one of these.

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  3. Mark

    I just got a new computer at work and it is small, BUT even bigger than this thing. It is amazing how much stuff they can pack into a small package. Its funny how much room was “needed” for gadgets like this back in the day.

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