How small can a computer get?

By | October 6, 2006

Trust the Japanese to assemble a personal computer that fits in your pocket. Measuring 2″x2″x2.2″, the Space Cube PC is no larger than your average MP3 player. Manufactured by Shimafuji, this micro PC runs on Linux and is powered by a 300MHz processor. The 64MB SDRAM card doubles as the hard drive. In addition, the Space Cube offers a healthy number of ports, including USB, Ethernet, RS-232 and a 1280×1024 external video connector.

Shimafuji has also released the SEMC5701 board, which is slightly smaller than its predecessor at 2″x2″x1.8″. The board is used in Personal Media Corp.’s Teacube, which is built around an NEC Electronics VR5701 processor clocked at 266MHz or 333MHz. The Teacube comes with 16MB of flash memory and 64MB of SDRAM.

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