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post CherryPal Coming soon!

July 21st, 2008

Filed under: Tech — RHH @ 8:33 am

cherrypalThe CherryPal C100 Desktop is available for order.  They expect to start shipping at the end of July.  This little system is very promising.  The specs are below as listed on their website.  It looks very straight forward.  It has a monitor connectotion, 2 USB ports one 10/100 ethernet port and an audio out.  I would liked to have seen 4 total USB ports.  Once you connect your keyboard and mouse you’re out of connections.  Of course you could use a hub but that’s an extra device to take up deskspace.  Using a 400MHz Freescale chip and 256MB of RAM, I’ll be interested to see what kind of performance we can get from this.  At $249 it’s a little more expensive than I had hoped.  However, if it really runs at 2 watts as claimed, it would eventually pay for itself in energy savings.  I expect to start seeing reviews of this unit soon after Aug 1.  Good Luck!

 

 Specifications

Freescale’s MPC5121e mobileGT processor, 800 MIPS (400 MHz) of processing
256 MB of DDR2 DRAM
4GB NAND Flash-based solid state drive
WiFi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
Two USB 2.0 ports
One 10/100 Ethernet with RJ-45 jack
One VGA DB-15 display out jack
Headphone level stereo audio out 3.5mm jack
9vDC 2.5mm 10 watt AC-DC adapter power supply
Weighs 10 ounces
1.3” high, 5.8” x 4.2” wide

 

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