Some of our readers will remember the tiny Linux PC, the Marvell SheevaPlug that we featured on the site last year, Marvell has added a new tiny PC their range with the launch of the Marvell Plug Computer 3.0.
The Marvell Plug Computer 3.0 comes with a range of new features over the previous model which include a built in hard drive, as well as integrated Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.
With unprecedented integration and very low power design, Plug Computer 3.0 offers a powerful, yet compact, and green development platform to accelerate the development and availability of innovative software and services in the home,” said Dr. Simon Milner, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Group at Marvell. “Following the shipment of more than 10,000 SheevaPlug™ development kits to date, we’re confident that this will be a transformational year, where innovative concepts organically fuel a new generation of rich applications to go hand-in-hand with the always-on lifestyle.
The Marvell Plug Computer 3.0 comes with a USB port, so it can be connected to a printer or an external hard drive, and it will use just one tenth of the power of a regular PC.
The Marvell Plug Computer 3.0 will go on sale later in the year and it will be sold as part of a developer kit, with a range of partner firms, there are no details on exact pricing as yet, but it should be in the same price range as the SheevaPlug at around $99.
via Slash Gear