Sunday, 2 May 2010

Marvell Plug Computer 3.0 Unveiled Extremely Small Form Computer, Armada 300 Processor, WiFi, Bluetooth

The Marvell SheevaPlug is their third attempt at a 'plug computer'. The
first two iterations were aimed towards business markets, as a cheap
file server machine or a simple computer that would run industrial
software. With the new SheevaPlug 3.0, Marvell is targeting home users
for a home media PC as well.
The first big upgrade to the Marvell SheevaPlug 3.0 is its new processor
. No, it won't be able to run Crysis but it does feature a new Armada
300 processor clocked at 2GHz. The SheevaPlug will also have its own
hard drive (size unknown at press time), and where previous versions of
the plug computer had only wired Ethernet ports, the SheevaPlug 3.0 is
now capable of WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The SheevaPlug 3.0 has a few USB ports and ideally could be used with a
printer or some NAS, and Marvell's press release specifically mentions
multimedia sharing in the home. Pricing is unannounced for the new
SheevaPlug 3.0, but previous generations were around $99.
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