Forget the large, power-hungry PC tower with a noisy fan. Cloudware Technologies’ new budget computer, the CloudGate, is said to be capable of doing anything a typical home PC can do, but comes in a much smaller, hassle-free package.
Once attached to any HD screen, mouse and keyboard, this diminutive device (measuring 128 x 128 x 20 mm and weighing 225 g) combines the simplicity of the Android operating system with the creative tools of a traditional desktop computer. It uses a South African-built virtualisation technology to deliver any Windows-based application to the device via the Internet, making it a great option for both work and play.
Features include a Quad Core 1,6 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, 8 GB solid state storage (expandable via miniSD card), three USB 2.0 ports and an SD card slot. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and an Ethernet port.
For more information, contact CloudGate on 011 218 8050 or visit www.cloudgate.co.za
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