Thursday, February 26, 2009

PC Plug Green Solution For Home Computing

A PC Plug? Better believe it. Home appliances are getting above their station today: first we saw a washing machine that shows your clothes in 3D, and now Marvell has unveiled a PC that’s a plug. It may sound daft, but the Marvell PC Plug could be the green solution for home computing - find out why, after the jump.

Dubbed the SheevaPlug, the Marvell PC Plug is the company’s attempt to come up with a green alternative to home servers that have to be left on all the time, running up large leccy bills - this one’s far more power efficient, which ought to alleviate some green guilt.

Specs wise, the Marvell PC Plug is scarily impressive: a Linux OS, a 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of memory and storage practically put it on a par with the original Asus Eee PC, albeit without the screen. You can lash it up to the network with ethernet, and slap on an external hard drive via the USB port too.

With power like that, there’s a lot of scope. Marvell is selling development kits for it, so who knows: it could put Sonos out of business. What do you reckon though? Daft or delightful? Let us know in the comments below!