SolidRun Cubox-M starting from $99
Credit: SolidRun

SolidRun’s latest SBC (single-board computer), the Cubox-M is much like the Raspberry Pi, which is just fitted into a Rubik’s Cube-shaped box designed to easily fit in your palm.

Announced today and Designed by Tel Aviv-based SolidRun, the Cubox-M is a 2″x2″x2″ cube-shaped SBC that comes in either a dual- or quad-core Arm processor packaged into a compact and slick plastic box.

Small but Powerful

Now being a 2 inches cubed SBC doesn’t mean that it lacks power. According to SolidRun’s press release, the CuBox-M features “an integrated neural processing unit for enhanced AI and machine learning capabilities at the edge.” And this can also run Android 10, Linux Kernel 4.9, and above with the company is already working on bringing Android 11 to the platform.

The onboard NXP i.MX8M Plus Dual- or Quad-core Arm Cortex A53 can run at up to 1.8Ghz. It comes with 4GB of LPDDR4-4000 RAM as standard, but this can be configured to up to 8GB of LPDDR4-4000 (thanks Tom’s Hardware).

  • Cubox-M-angle-view
  • Cubox-M-back-side

This SBC also features an 8GB eMMC flash storage, and a MicroSD slot. Being small in size the Cubox-M features a limited selection of ports, which includes two USB 3.0 ports and a single full-size HDMI 2.0 port with an output of 1080p at 60Hz. A Gigabit Ethernet port provides wired network connectivity, and wireless comes in the form of 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 5.0.

SolidRun is accepting pre-order for this Cubox-M powered by a 12V DC supply starting from $99, with $120 for the POE (Power over Ethernet) upgrade.

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