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ODROID - a $69 1.4 GHz 1GB Quad-core alternative to A10

Posted by gnexus 
ODROID - a $69 1.4 GHz 1GB Quad-core alternative to A10
December 03, 2012 08:01AM
Good news!
More quad-core alternatives to the A10, with better docs and Linux support, are on their way!

The ODROID has two versions - 1.4Ghz 1GB at $ 69, and 1.7Ghz 2GB at $89. Both come with Exynos SoC like in Galaxy S3. They are bare boards with big aluminum heat sink as the case. Good price!
Re: ODROID - a $69 1.4 GHz 1GB Quad-core alternative to A10
December 03, 2012 03:48PM
You're right, it seems to be a really really good platform.
Need a eMMC to make it fun (25$)... and a wifi adapter.
You have the perfect killer micro platform for $120 with the latest exynos.
Just missing a little sata plug ;-)

http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/main.php
Re: ODROID - a $69 1.4 GHz 1GB Quad-core alternative to A10
December 03, 2012 05:12PM
guillaume Wrote:
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> You're right, it seems to be a really really good
> platform.
> Need a eMMC to make it fun (25$)... and a wifi
> adapter.
> You have the perfect killer micro platform for
> $120 with the latest exynos.
> Just missing a little sata plug ;-)
>
> http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/main.php

Guillaume, how does eMMC work? like a block device, similar to SD card?
Re: ODROID - a $69 1.4 GHz 1GB Quad-core alternative to A10
December 03, 2012 06:04PM
Yep, like a sd, appear as a mmcblk.
More easier than nand (and faster (and is upgradeable)).
Re: ODROID - a $69 1.4 GHz 1GB Quad-core alternative to A10
December 04, 2012 05:26PM
This is a great deal even after adding shipping to the US ($30)! Faster than NAND? wow. It could be a XBMC media player and development environment at the same time.
bodhi Wrote:
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> This is a great deal even after adding shipping to
> the US ($30)! Faster than NAND? wow. It could be a
> XBMC media player and development environment at
> the same time.


that FastEthernet via USB is really enough to stream 1080p gracefully?!?
Re: ODROID - a $69 1.4 GHz 1GB Quad-core alternative to A10
December 06, 2012 01:02AM
ciquta Wrote:
> that FastEthernet via USB is really enough to
> stream 1080p gracefully?!?

With 100Mb ethernet, you can certainly stream *typical* 1080p MKVs (depending on bitrate). However, I don't think it's enough bandwidth to stream full BluRay rips.
I'm asking cos I read people using Mele as media server complaining it doesn't stream 1080p enough smoothly
Re: ODROID - a $69 1.4 GHz 1GB Quad-core alternative to A10
December 14, 2012 06:20PM
and decent linux support .. looks quality made as well :-) .. got one on order ..
Re: ODROID - a $69 1.4 GHz 1GB Quad-core alternative to A10
December 22, 2012 06:00PM
@ hyena

Please post commentary on it once it arrives.

I'm still waiting to get imx6 device, but plan to do so soon, and will post commentary on it once it arrives.

In the meantime I got a new $199 (actually it was £199 over here) Acer C7 Intel i3 Chromebook. Very nice! It is now running Fedora 17 like my other Intel systems. Highly recommended!
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