CuBox-i4Pro has been unveiled by SolidRun, which is an Israeli startup and first came up with CuBox back in 2013. It is quite similar to Rasberry Pi and Arduino boards – comes with mini computers merged onto a single board. Apart from packing quite a punch, it also comes with affordable price and that’s us being really modest.
It measures 55 mm and is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It sports a 4GB micro SD card loaded with Android while also being capable of running Debian Linux. It has been built with a Freescale i.MX6 Quad core System on a Chip (SoC) and features 2GB of RAM (64bit @ 1066Mbps). There is also a Vivante GC2000 graphics processor and a real time clock with backup battery. Although the device can be used as an Android machine, it can also be used as a general purpose Linux host either without or with external storage or you can run the open source media player, XBMC.
The front face of the gadget features a flush infrared remote control port that is capable of transmitting as well as receiving. The adjacent face consists an optical audio out while the rear face has a power connector, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port, a 1080p HDMI 1.4 port that comes with 3D and CEC support, micro SD card slot, upper powered USB port, lower powered USB port, an eSATA II port and finally a micro USB to RS232 port.
The price of this amazing gadget is only $139. According to Network World’s Mark Gibbs, “I ran the CuBox-i4Pro with both Android and Debian and it is fast, responsive, and remarkably easy to use. If you’re looking for a system to drive your next project or drive your home entertainment system the CuBox-i4Pro should be on your evaluation list. The CuBox-i4Pro gets [a] rating of 5 out of 5.” Watch the following video and share your thoughts in the comments section.