Ian sent me a suggestion to check out this little device called Linutop. It’s a Linux-based diskless computer. It offers a completely silent, low-power operation in an extremely small package.

It’s based on the AMD Geode CPU, 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM, some USB ports, network card, audio in/out and VGA.

It has some apps by default and of course Firefox. I think this would be perfect for what I’m trying to do. They don’t mention any price yet, but Reghardware mention $368. I’ll see if I can get my hands on one to borrow so I can test it…