Archive for February 28th, 2012
Late last year, we showed you a sneak preview of the FXI Cotton Candy; a dual-core computer that’s the size of a USB stick. Well, production is underway, and you can pre-order one right now.
Packed inside its tiny little frame is a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor built by Samsung, along with an ARM Mali-400 GPU. It also packs HDMI-out, WiFi and a Micro USB port— and comes with Android or Ubuntu pre-loaded as the OS. It also handles MPEG-4 and H.264 video formats, so you could plug it into a TV and use it as a rudimentary media PC.
It’s soon set to be rivaled by the Raspberyy Pi; a British effort to produce a similar product for around $35. To use the Pi, however, you’ll need to be at home with a command line.
If that’s not for you, the FXI Cotton Candy is available for pre-order at $199, and should arrive sometime in March.