CherryPal Cloud Computer

cherrypalThe CherryPal is a new Cloud Computer which the creator, Max Seybold, is hoping to see a similar success to the Eee PC from Asus. The CherryPal consumes just 2 watts of power (making it a green solution) and due to how cloud computing works, it would require no security updates as all files and software are stored on a server usually in a datacentre. For casual users or not IT type users, Cloud Computers could be a great way forwards as the system takes care of most things for you. However, if you are technically minded then not having access to the config might be a pain for you.

The CherryPal is about the size of a paperback book and has 80% fewer parts then a normal PC. It has no moving parts inside which allow it to operate silently as well as last a good 10 years. Booting up the device takes just 20 seconds and when the short wait is over, you have access to your files where ever you connect the device to the internet.

CherryPal Cloud Computer Specs

* Freescale’s MPC5121e mobileGT processor, 800 MIPS (400 MHz) of processing
* 256 MB of DDR2 DRAM
* 4GB NAND Flash-based solid state drive
* WiFi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
* Two USB 2.0 ports
* One 10/100 Ethernet with RJ-45 jack
* One GA DB-15 display out jack
* Headphone level stereo audio out 3.5mm jack
* 9vDC 2.5mm 10 watt AC-DC adapter power supply
* Weighs 10 ounces
* 1.3 high, 5.8 x 4.2 wide

This is not a bad piece of kit and will probably be welcomed in a good number of places due to the easy maintenance and security being handled by a third party. The CherryPal costs $249. More details can be found over at the CherryPal site.

Via: GoPaulTech


  1. Tom Schavo says

    The price is pretty less for this piece which makes it an awesome gadget. However, it isn’t time tested. So lets wait till we see some solid reviews on it.

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