New cheap ARMv7 based PC released for $74 shipped

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New cheap ARMv7 based PC released for $74 shipped

Post by BrentNewland » Fri May 18, 2012 6:35 am

I just saw this post come up on reddit

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/05/ ... umb-drive/

Specs:
Cortex A10 1.5GHz Processor (ARMv7 Raspberry Pi is ARMv6)
512MB DDR3
802.11B/G/N wireless (Ralink8188)
4GB built-in storage
MicroSD slot
HDMI
USB

It seems quite a bit more powerful than the Raspberry Pi (twice the RAM, twice the CPU, Pi has no built in storage, and smaller), and only twice the cost. May be useful for anyone that was working on the ARM port.


Here is the link they posted for purchase: http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/56 ... alers.html


And here is the text of the ArsTechnica article:
Chinese retailers have started selling a miniature Linux computer that is housed in a 3.5-inch plastic case slightly larger than a USB thumb drive. Individual units are available online for $74.

The small computer has an AllWinner A10 single-core 1.5GHz ARM CPU, a Mali 400 GPU, and 512MB of RAM. An HDMI port on the exterior allows users to plug the computer into a television. It outputs at 1080p and is said to be capable of playing high-definition video.

The device also has a full-sized USB port with host support for input devices, a conventional micro-USB port, a microSD slot, and an internal 802.11 b/g WiFi antenna. The computer can boot from a microSD card and is capable of running Android 4.0 and other ARM-compatible Linux platforms.

Earlier this year, we reported on the FXI Cotton Candy, a thumb drive computer that can plug directly into the HDMI port on a television. The system, which became available for preorder in February, sells for $199.

The $74 AllWinner system seems like an intriguing, low-cost alternative to the Cotton Candy. Both computers have the same GPU, but the Cotton Candy has a faster dual-core processor and twice as much RAM. Another key difference is that the Cotton Candy has an actual HDMI male plug built in (whereas the AllWinner computer has a socket) and consequently doesn’t require the use of an HDMI cable.

Much like the recently launched $35 Raspberry Pi, these relatively small and inexpensive Linux systems offer enthusiasts a compelling platform for embedded computing projects.

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Re: New cheap ARMv7 based PC released for $74 shipped

Post by tomleem » Sat May 19, 2012 2:25 am

It is also on Liliputing. http://liliputing.com/2012/05/74-pc-on- ... d-4-0.html The more one orders, the lower the price. Could ROS run on a board that has an Allwinner A10 processor? :?:
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Re: New cheap ARMv7 based PC released for $74 shipped

Post by tomleem » Sat May 19, 2012 9:00 pm

there might be a camera attachment for the Raspberry Pi. Liliputing. http://liliputing.com/2012/05/camera-ad ... e-way.html
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