Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 00:14 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Big news from the Raspberry Pi front today - they have a manufacturing date. "The boards will be finished on February 20. Eben and I may be going to China to make sure that the boards can be brought up properly for that date if necessary. We'll be airfreighting them to the UK immediately, so you should be able to buy them before the end of the month."
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RE: Good news, but...
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Feb 2012 00:42 UTC in reply to "Good news, but..."
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Too bad I just found a VIA C3 board + 1 GB + case & PSU for 50€... and it does just what I want.
It would be interesting to see some head-to-head benchmark.


Then there is the allwinner A10

http://nwlinux.com/allwinner-a10-cheaper-raspberry-pi/

The allwinner A10, produced by Rhombus Tech, aims to “serve Free Software Developers, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and Engineers with access to affordable, modern and importantly GPL-compliant hardware.” The allwinner A10 has been developed and currently being sold in China at a cost of $7.


http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/news/

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RE[2]: Good news, but...
by viton on Wed 8th Feb 2012 11:40 in reply to "RE: Good news, but..."
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

The hardware is much more capable than Raspberry PI
1.5GHz A8, MALI400MP, 1GB RAM

upd. Doh, I misread your post.

*the crap I wrote has been deleted*

Edited 2012-02-08 11:59 UTC

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RE[2]: Good news, but...
by zima on Tue 14th Feb 2012 23:30 in reply to "RE: Good news, but..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06


...which is just the SoC. Yeah, it seems much nicer specs-wise than the one used in R-Pi (to the point that the latter almost appears as an exercise in dumping some inept Broadcom chip, counting on some variant of local rallying around it by ~UK people), but the resulting (& nonexistent, misrepresented by yet another random blog) boards would end up fairly similar all around.

In the end, Arduino-like community, which appears to be forming around R-Pi, might be more than worth it by itself.

Edited 2012-02-14 23:32 UTC

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