How nice it is to see a company that started in the ultra mobile PC era reach their 4th product iteration. No-one really talks about these thin and efficient desktops but Linutops continued survival indicates that there’s a market out there.
It would be nice to see Linutop ‘catch-up’ a little bit with the processor iterations. The N270 is a good-value part but there will be some Z6xx Oaktrail single-board PC products out there soon and with Meego making progress, it must be an option worth investigating for a Linutop 5 with ‘HD decoding’ , ‘always-on battery backup’ and an even lower power envelope.
Paris, France â€“ May 10th, 2011 â€“ Today Linutop releases the new Intel Atom based Linutop 4 miniature, energy-efficient fanless PC.
Linutop 4: Silent, the newest and most powerful Linutop PC provides an unprecedent Internet surfing experience with a minimum power consumption.
Linutop 4 is a ready-to-use small PC, designed to reduce maintenance costs. Compact, powerful with a 1.6 GHz fanless Intel ATOM processor, linutop 4 is perfect for professional use without maintenance, public internet access, office applications, digital signage. With a low maintenance cost and secure system, it fits the most demanding and extreme environments: hotels, restaurants, banks, displays, shops, museums, waiting rooms and public locations.
The 2GB of internal flash memory replaces the hard drive and without cooling fan Linutop 4 offers a compact, silent and secure operation, improving energy efficiency (<14Watts) and reliability. A new security feature can lock the Linutop Operating System and protect the flash memory from wearing out by limiting write cycles. Once set up the Linutop software is protected. In lock mode, linutop can recover its state at each startup, minimizing maintenance costs.
Linutop 4 is small enought to be attached on the back of a VESA 10 cm saving space on a desktop. It has 5 USB ports, one VGA and one DVI.