CherryPal: Tiny, low-powered, Linux-based PC


This particular news item slipped through the cracks at CrunchGear’s world news headquarters earlier this week, but here it is nonetheless. This little box is called the CherryPal PC and it’ll be here in the third quarter of this year, according to a recent press release. The company won’t say when it’ll be here, exactly, but judging from the above graphic, I’m gonna guess sometime between August 3rd and 5th.

It’s supposed to be more of a web surfing device than anything else and it’ll be outfitted with a 400MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 4GB hard drive, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, VGA jack, requisite sound hookups, and two USB ports, all stuffed into a 10.5-ounce package. It’ll apparently run “a version of the Debian Linux OS,” according to SlashGear. Pricing hasn’t been set yet, but if I could offer some advice to CherryPal it’d  go something like this: “Make sure it’s cheap.” Something like that.

Full specs below…

— Freescale’s MPC5121e mobileGT processor, 800 MIPS (400 MHz) of processing

— 256GB 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

— 10.5 ounces

— 1.3" high, 5.8" x 4.2" wide