Compulab Utilite2 Android / Ubuntu mini PC is Now Up for Sale for $192 and Up

Compulab Utilite2 is a new family of mini PCs powered vt Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core Krait 300 processor, with 2GB RAM, 4GB eMMC and optional mSATA storage that runs Android 4.4 or Ubuntu Linaro, with CM-QS600 SoM found in the device being officially supported by Linaro. Utilite2 Standard 4G and Standard 4G + 32SSD (or just SSD for short) are now listed on UK based TinyGreenPC for respectively £158.00 ($241) and £181.00 ($276), but the two models can also be bought direct on Compulab website for $192 and $229 with a 4 weeks lead time.

Compulab_Utilite2_DescriptionUtilite2 specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064 quad-core Krait 300 @ 1.7GHz with Adreno 320 GPU compliant with OpenGL ES 1.1 / 2.0 / 3.0 and OpenCL
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3-1066
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC, mSATA socket (mini-PCie form-factor, populated with 32 GB SSD on SSD model), and micro-SD slot up to 128 GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4a max resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Audio I/O – HDMI, stereo line-out, stereo line-in, WC09311 audio codec.
  • Video Codecs – H.264, MPEG2/4, DivX and VC-1 HW decoding up to 1080p
  • Connectivity
    • 1000 BaseT Ethernet port,
    • Dual-antenna WiFi 802.11b/g/n,
    • Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)
    • Cellular Expansion socket (mini-PCIe form-factor) and on-board uSIM socket for USB cellular modem
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports (max 1A per port), 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Debugging – Serial debug console (muxed with USB OTG)
  • Misc – RTC
  • Power Supply – Unregulated 10 to 16 volt input (12V adapter provided)
  • Power Consumption – 3W – 8W (depending on system load)
  • Dimensions – 85mm x 85mm x 27mm (die-cast aluminum enclosure)
  • Temperature Range – Commercial: 0C – 45C; Extended: -20C – 60C

The box is sold with a 12V/1.5A power supply (EU, UK or US standard) and power cord, two Wi-Fi antennas, and a user’s guide. The computer is pre-loaded with Linux (Ubuntu Linaro?), and you may want to read user and developer information about hardware and software on Utilite2 Wiki for complete details. I could not find much information for Android 4.4.3, maybe it will be published a little later.

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8 Replies to “Compulab Utilite2 Android / Ubuntu mini PC is Now Up for Sale for $192 and Up”

  1. This is nice but for me it’s too late, I already got a Jetsons TK1 and now I’m looking for a 64 bit ARM SOC. Still good though if you want ARM32

  2. @Marius Cirsta
    Indeed, nice try, but IMHO a lot of people are already waiting for their ARMv8 board. I’m still surprised by the fact how many phones/tablets already run on ARMv8 and yet still there is no nice cheap hobby board with this — except the first swallow in 96board by HiKey of course…

  3. @kcg
    Yes my thoughts exactly, they’re quite late with this one. As for ARMv8 I’m thinking about getting the new nVidia console which although not really a devel board could maybe serve such a purpose as long as I can find the UART :). Don’t really need JTAG or anything fancy.

  4. I have just put up a Cubox and it is working solid. I have one of the Inforce IFC6410’s which may run the same images.

  5. “listed on UK based TinyGreenPC for respectively £158.00 ($241) and £181.00 ($276)”

    The prices on the TinyGreenPC site are deceptively low.

    They no longer appear to include the caveat “excludes VAT” next to the price, so it is not until one gets to the checkout that one discovers that the real price is **20%** more., namely £189.60 and £217.20.

    And if you opt for the fast shipping, the real cost is £12 because it is again £10 plus 20% VAT.

    Avoid ordering from TinyGreenPC unless you have money to burn …

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