Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 13th Nov 2012 06:13 UTC
In the News The Raspberry Pi has inspired a flock of competitors. Among them are the A13-OLinuXino, which you can purchase here for 45 euros. It comes with an A13 Cortex A8 processor at 1GHz, 3D Mali400 GPU, 512 MB RAM, and complete set of ports. Video is VGA. It ships Android 4.0 but also runs various Linux distros. You might also check out the $49US Cubieboard here and the UG802 for $89US here. And there's the MK802 micro-PC, a USB-sized device priced at $74US that runs Android 4.0, Ubuntu, Debian, and other distros. The tiny single-board computer has come of age.
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No linux accelerated X on any of them.
by RawMustard on Tue 13th Nov 2012 23:47 UTC
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Their claim to run linux is a bit misleading so beware.
They're fine as long as you don't want to do any serious X work. And getting linux working can be a bit of a hit and miss affair for young players.

Also beware the Raspi USB is very broken! With many unable to even run a standard keyboard and mouse.

Now can someone recommend a nice low power solution that does run linux properly. And no, mini-itx running at 50 watts just doesn't cut it anymore I'm afraid.

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