Fancy is a Small Desktop Pc That Can Open-Source Operating Systems Like Ubuntu
Small form factor computers are little rampant nowadays whether they tiny compute sticks like those from Intel, single board computers like the Raspberry Pi and tiny desktop computers that are small enough to be carried around in a bag.
Developers behind the Chromium project have been working on adding more functionality to the Raspberry Pi 3 single board computers by optimising the Chromium operating system and making it compact enough to turn the small single board computers into powerful Chromeboxes.
Now project leader Dylan Callahan is looking to kick start another project which is mainly focused on hardware rather than software. The new project has designed a much more powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi in the form of small desktop computer called Fancy which it comes with an AMD quad-core x86 processor and measures just 8.7″ x 8.4″ x 3.1- inch.
Among other features that make this small desktop computer unique includes that ability to run Chromium OS, Ubuntu as well as Android.
The machine features an AMD 5450 Quad-core processor that comes with AMD’s Radeon R3 Graphics processing unit, 4GB of RAM, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DVI-D as well as VGA ports.
All this horsepower is stuffed into an Antec 110 mini ITX case which if you prefer, you can pick up separately for $65 and it an MSI AM1I motherboard for $35 and assembled it yourself.
If you have the expertise, there is nothing stopping you from buying the parts and building your own mini desktop computer but buying preconfigured hardware comes with its own advantages as you are certain it will run specific software which in this case is a free and open source operating systems like Chromium OS,Android TV6.0 and the newest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus.
The small desktop computer is going $250 and Dylan Callahan said he is working on a laptop version later this year.