Devon IT is currently prepping a $99 Linux-powered HDMI stick dubbed the “Ceptor” for a July launch.
The Ceptor is designed to be plugged into a TV or monitor, turning its host into a thin client machine.
According to Liliputing’s Brad Linder, the device is equipped with an ARM-based SoC and is targeted at corporate environments where it will allow users to login to a remote server running virtual desktop software.
“In other words, you plug the $99 Ceptor into a monitor and it acts like a full-fledged computer running Linux, Windows, or other operating systems,” said Linder.
Although the Ceptor runs a Linux flavor known as ZeTOS or “zero client,” modders will likely be able to hack the device and run Ubuntu or Android.
Key specs? A 1 GHz Freescale i.MX6 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, up to 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of flash storage, WiFi, Bluetooth and a USB OTG port.
The Devon Ceptor will be priced at $99.