Planet Computers Launches ARM-based Linux Desktop PCs

Mar 01, 2023

The firm that originally released a line of mobile keyboards has taken a different direction and has developed a new line of out-of-the-box mini Linux desktop computers.

Planet Computers has brought to market a new line of mini Linux desktop computers. The XR Series is powered by ARM multicore processors and run Ubuntu Linux 20.04

According to Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, “By productizing Linux into a mini desktop PC, the XR is another step toward creating a more open and inclusive computing ecosystem.”

The XR series will be launching with two different units: XR1 (four-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage) and XR2 (eight-core CPU, a Mali-G610 GPU, from 4GB to 32 GB of RAM, and from 32 GB to 256 GB of internal storage).

Both options offer dual gig ethernet and WiFi 6, as well as built-in internet relay support, 8K video encoding/decoding, and both 4k and 8k output. There is zero configuration necessary and ports include 2 X 1GB ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0, 1 HDMI video in 2 HDMI video out, 4 X USB 4.0, 1 X USB 2.0, 1 X USB-C 3.0, 1 X USB-C 2.0, a headphone jack, and a micro SD + SIM slot.

Both devices include a color touchscreen that gives you access to different configuration options, the time/date, and even the power button.

You can pre-order the XR series now, on the Planet Computer site. The XR1 sells for $614.00 and the XR2 for $774.00.



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