C.H.I.P is currently the world’s smallest computer. It is being crowdfunded in Kickstarter and has achieved its goal of $50,000 funding. The device is expected to be shipped starting in December.
C.H.I.P is built by Next Thing Co which is also built Raspberry Pi 2, a small and cheap computer which cost you only $35. C.H.I.P is basically a barebones microcomputer. If you connect it to a keyboard, mouse and a display, it can become your personal computer. You can also hack it into a retro game emulator, robot or anything that you want to build. On top of that, it is open source. The company encourages developers out there to learn the language and eventually built awesome things with it.
C.H.I.P runs on a 1GHz Allwinner A13 processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4GB internal flash storage which is just enough to run apps and surf the web. On top of that, it is equipped with full sized USB port, Micro USB port, an audio jack which is also can be used as an output video when connected to a composite cable, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n as well as Bluetooth 4.0. The device can run any Linux-based operating system as well as Debian-based OS.
You also can use it to connect to an HDTV or modern computer display when connected to a HDMI or VGA adapter which comes as an additional cost of $15 and $10 respectively. If you want to make it portable, you can embed it to an accessory named PocketC.H.I.P which comes with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard and battery which lasts up to five hours.