Linutop XS review: mini PC based on Raspberry Pi 2

Linutop XS is a new variant of the "popular" Mini Linux PC, but unlike its predecessor, is based on a Raspberry Pi 2. Suitable for home and office, as well as places to publish as digital kiosk or internet point, Linutop XS costs 189 euro.

Linutop XS review

Linutop XS review

Offering a small frame made ​​of aluminum alloy, measuring 9 x 6 x 2 cm, the Linutop XS weighs just 92 grams but from inside, it is a complete mini PC packing the Raspberry Pi 2. Compared to the last year model, it now packs quad-core ARM 900 MHz, supported by 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash memory out of which only 1GB storage is available to the user.

Linutop XS reviews

Low power consumption and lots of ports

It is great on the connectivity front packing HDMI 1.4, a Fast Ethernet port, 3.5 mm audio jack and four USB 2.0 ports. It consumes only 4 watts and has fanless design so you can place it in your living room or office and it will not make any sound when in use.

Linutop XS uses

Linutop XS is designed for a variety of uses, from digital signage to the internet point, from the stores to education and as on-board computer on aircraft and boats. It would also be perfect for use in libraries and hotel lobbies. Of couse, you can can use it as a classic PC with standard applications: on its micro SDHC card, you get the pre installed Libre Office suit for productivity, Epiphany to surf the web and VLC for playing media.

So there’s everything to use it every day at home or in the office and with the VESA you can hide behind the monitor. Linutop runs Linutop OS that is based on Raspbian. I think one will be able to download Kodi 15 on it as well as latter supports Raspberry Pi. I also hope this will help Linux boost its market share.

The price of the Mini PC complete with pre installed application is 189 euro and this includes one year warranty as well.