The device is called C.H.I.P. and it is part of a Kickstarter campaign to create a Linux-powered computer “built for work, play, and everything in between!” They have already raised $653K of their $50K goal.
At the heart of the C.H.I.P. is a 1GHz Allwinner A13 compatible SoC, with a built-in Mali400 GPU that is compatible with OpenGLES and OpenVG. Backing that up is 512MB of DDR3 RAM and 4GB of flash storage.
For output, it features a single USB port, a micro USB that supports OTG, a composite video output (with options for VGA + $10 and HDMI + $15 via an adapter), headphones output and microphone input. It has built in composite output as well. C.H.I.P. has built in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to the Internet or wireless devices.
There are also options for an external battery and even a case to provide a 4.3 inch touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard for a pocket computer experience.
It will be interesting to see how this low cost platform is used.
(Cross-posted @ Beyond the Intersection of Business and IT)