Linutop 3 fanless Atom-powered PC surfaces

Nov 30, 2010
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Linutop 3 fanless Atom-powered PC surfaces

If you like some open source sauce to go with your computing experience you may be familiar with the Linutop line of computers. The Linutop 2 ran and AMD Geode processor and is a crazy tiny little machine. The company has announced the latest version of the Linutop PC dubbed the Linutop 3. This time around the machine gets a bit larger, but gets Intel Atom power.

The CPU inside the Linutop 3 is an Atom N270 running 1.6GHz. The little rig measures in at 23.5 cm x 23.6 cm x 5.5cm, making it nearly twice the size of the Linutop 2 machine. The Linutop 3 has no fan making it silent. Internal memory is 1GB of RAM and the machine can be upgraded to 2GB. The computer has 2GB of internal flash storage.

Other features include six USB ports, one com port, dual audio in and out ports, VGA and DVI outputs with GMA 950 graphics, and the machine has no fan. The OS is Linutop based on Ubuntu Lucid Linux. The machine has software installed that you will actually want including Firefox, Open Office, and VLC Media player. The Linutop 3 sells for 340 EUR.


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