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CuBox-i – the little computer that can

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It’s 2″ x 2″ small, offers you almost everything that its bigger computer cousins can, and yet costs less than a decent pair of sunglasses. What is it?

If you guessed Raspberry Pi, you’re almost right, just move to the right a little and you’ll spot what we’re talking about. The CuBox-i is a full functioning computer in a box only slightly bigger than a matchbox. The unit features HDMI out, 2 x USB ports, Ethernet, microSD for the operating system, infra-red and microUSB for external accessories.

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The base single core version costs $54.99, but doesn’t come with WiFi or Bluetooth, you’ll have to spend more to get those as options, and you’ll also ramp up your processor and graphics chipset as well. So for those with slightly more ambitions than a mere Pi, this could be a viable alternative, as long as you have cash (up to $130 or so).

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • what the heck, how big is it?

    • TexanProtagonist

      The answer is literally the first 3-4 words of the article. Try reading the article before commenting next time.

  • Lin Group

    Can windows be installed on it?

    • Olli

      Windows ARM could probably ne ported for it, but it wouldn’t be allowed or supported by windows so it’d be difficult.

  • rarnedsoum

    How about Linux Mint and how smooth is the 1080p HDMI playback on it?

    • grayfox

      Buttery playback of 1080p streaming with high bitrates.

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