Trim Slice | An Ultra thin Tegra 2 Nettop with ARM chip runs on Ubuntu.
The latest model of the Tegra 2 based Nettop from CompuLab is now available in the market. Named, Trim Slice, the new sleek model is launched with a pre-installed version of Ubuntu designed to run on ARM processors. ARM chip manufacturers had earlier announced that they will bring out a completely new Desktop operating system based on Ubuntu.
Trim Slice is equipped with a Cortex-A9 dual-core processor that runs at 1GHz. Integrated with this is a 32GB SSD, 1GB RAM and GeForce GPU. Even though this device is tiny, it possesses I/O and 2 HDMI ports, stereo audio output, SD card clot and Gigabit Ethernet.
As for Ubuntu, this is a natural enhancement which is driven by the needs of the manufacturers for a desktop version based on ARM technology. Nvidia’s Tegra 2 is a pioneering effort as it ported capabilities of tablets, which used to run on Android now to desktop versions. Ubuntu runninng on ARM chips is expected to provide an optimal desktop environment for developers with access to applications like Chromium, Evolution and OpenOffice.
This device is now currently available in all leading stores. Trim-Slice can be purchased at the very reasonable price of $200 from Compulab. Trim-Slice can also be brought from Amazon for $250. A thicker version that includes a 2.5″ HDD is available for $350 too.