Ultra compact computer system the size of thumb drive

This is not thumb drive or USB flash drive. This is computer system, believe it or not. The ultra compact computer system was named as Cotton Candy by FXI Technologies, a company based in Trondheim, Norway. The Cotton Candy can run either Ubuntu or Android 4.0, has a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali 400MP GPU that allows it to decode high-definition video.

The device has a USB, HDMI and microUSB ports for connecting peripherals and boot the system. The microSD card can support 64GB memory. Keyboard and mouse can be connected using bluetooth. Today, FXI announced that Cotton Candy is available for preorder. What do you think? Is it practical? This is really mobile computer. Here more details specs.


Quad Core ARM® Mali™-400MP Graphics Processing Unit
– Quad-core ARM Mali-400MP 720p / 1080p OpenGL ES v2.0
– 30M Polygons, 1.2 GPixels / s
ARM® Cortex™-A9@1.2GHz
– NEON extensions
– TrustZone extensions
–Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
–Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

–Up to 64GB memory local storage (microSD)

– Android
– Ubuntu
– Virtualization client for Windows, Linux, Mac, embedded

Video / Audio / Media Support
– 480p/720p/1080p decode of MPEG4-SP/H.263/H.264 AVC/MPEG-2/VC1
– MP3, AAC, AAC+, Real Audio
– Additional video, audio and image formats can be supported through 3rd party codecs

– USB 2.0 male form factor for power and connection to devices that supports USB mass storage
– HDMI 2.1 with audio for connection to devices that does not support USB mass storage

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