FXI technology announced they have managed to squeeze a computer into a USB stick. They call it the Cotton Candy. (via Liliputing)
Remarkable! There is a USB connector on one end, HDMI on the other, making it a breeze to connect the system to any HDTV or monitor. It contains a Samsung Cortex-A9 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and ARM Mali 400 to handle graphics.
There is a microSD slot so you can cram in 64GB of storage. So how does it become a full-blown computer with peripherals and everything? 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect it to the network, Bluetooth 2.1 to hook up the keyboard and mouse. Headphones even.
How fast will this thing run? Absolutely no idea, FXI aims to sell the device in late 2012 for less than $200.
There is, however, a smartphone with eerily similar specs (1.2 GHz Cortex-A9, Mali 400), the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Here’s how it performs: