Dell Inc. has started to ship the portable thumb-sized Project Ophelia to beta testers. Project Ophelia acts as a whole PC in a thumb drive. It can be connected to a TV or monitor with an HDMI or MHL port. Once connected, Project Ophelia users can do almost everything that a normal PC can.
Project Ophelia comes with 1GB RAM, WiFi, a microSD card slot, and a built-in Rockchip RK 3066 processor. Project Ophelia is rumored to have a price of $100 and the final product is expected to be shipping during the next fiscal quarter. Project Ophelia has WiFi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity options.
Project Ophelia will be competing against the Google Chromecast streaming media device, which has a price of $35 and is also priced at $35.
Project Ophelia users will be able to play Android games and stream content from Netflix and Hulu. According to PCWorld, Project Ophelia will also come with Wyse’s PocketCloud, which lets users access files that are stored on PCs, servers, and mobile devices.