Unpacking CuBox from Solid Run Ltd.

It has been exactly 4 Month since I ordered my CuBox and finally it is here. A nice litte Computer in the formfactor of nearly a cube.

There have been a lot of questions on their official Forum about additional taxes and customs. Here’s some information:

  • Original price: 99 Euro
  • Shipping to Austria / Europe: 30 Euro
  • Taxes / Customs: 25,80 Euro

These three make a total of 154,80 Euro. Still affordable I think.

Front side of the original package

Back side of the original package

Customs letter (25,80 Euro on a base of 129 Euro worth= 20%)

Cubox Package

First opening of the package

Letters removed

Contents (Cubox & Power adapter)

Cubox with all its ports

Cubox upside down (rubber feed)

Power Adapter

Micro SD Card (built in)

Power LED and IR receiver (semitransparent material)

 

The next days I will post about the inner life of the CuBox (when I find my HDMI cable). Interessting will be the boottime, program start times and so on. Also I will try some things like playing music and videos and maybe playing a 3D game, we will see. Another thing is the real power consumption on idle and on full CPU workload.

Stay tuned!

 

5 thoughts on “Unpacking CuBox from Solid Run Ltd.”

  1. How did you manage to remove the SD Card ?
    I broke up my Ubuntu delivered with the CuBox and I am looking for a way to restore it, maybe on another SD Card so that I will not have to chage the boot script.

    1. you have to use one of your fingernails to remove it. take the cubox upside down use your fingernail and just slide it out. you may also take some tools if your fingers are too big.
      maybe you find something on their website. i do not have any cardreader here.

    1. No i have not found the time to compare it to the RPi.
      On one hand as matter of fact you are able to overclock the RPi to 1150 MHz and 600 MHz RAM frequency compared to 1000 MHz CPU and 800 MHz of the Cubox.
      On the other hand the Cubox comes with an µSD card, a case and a power adapter, which the RPi does not have. All in all the RPi with all these will cost an EU citizen about 60-80 Euro. But this is also less than 50% of the price of the RPi.
      Depending on what you like to do there are only a few scenarios where it might make sense to decide for the Cubox over the RPi.

      In my opinion the RPi gives more value for money. I would not recommend to buy the Cubox except you need an IR receiver, eSata, SPDIF.

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