System76 Meerkat ION Nettop

System76 Meerkat ION Nettop

I just stumbled on this little beauty while looking for an Ubuntu ultra-thin laptop. What you’re seeing here is System76’s answer to all the other Intel Atom N330 / NVIDIA ION powered nettops like the ASRock ION 330HT, ASUS EeeBox PC, Acer Aspire REVO, etc. However, what’s sets the Meerkat ION Nettop apart from the rest of the crowd is that it’s hardware configurable (customize it during checkout), pre-loaded with Ubuntu (the most popular Linux OS — Boxee / XBMC / MythTV / Hulu Desktop ready), and starts at $359 with a hard drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, and more.

System76 Meerkat ION Nettop - Front View

Graphics: NVIDIA ION (GeForce 9400M) — supports 1080p HD video playback
Sound: Intel High Definition Audio
Networking: 10/100/1000 (LAN)
Front Panel: 2 x USB 2.0, Microphone In, Headphone Out
Rear Panel: 1 x PS2, 1 x DVI, 1 x HDMI, 6 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA, S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical – 1 x Coaxial, 1 x RJ45 LAN, Audio I/O
Power Supply: 84 Watt Power Supply
Dimensions: 2.36″ x 8.66″ x 12.40″ (W x H x D)

* For those unfamiliar with System76, they’re a Denver, Colorado based boutique computer maker who proudly specializes in producing full hardware supported Ubuntu PCs .

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