CHIP Is $9 PC That Could Crush Raspberry Pi

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icepick314

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it might be "cheap" at $9 but with RCA only connection, you would need VGA adapter at $19 or HDMI adapter at $24...

so it doesn't look that different from RPi except it has the hardware equivalent of DLC model...
 

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but with RCA only connection, you would need VGA adapter
For the sort of projects this is intended for, you don't NEED HDMI or VGA. It's meant to run headless or with a cheap composite display, which for a project controller is all you'd need. Having wireless and battery control built in are big pluses for those usages as well.
 

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You can already get full on android mini tablets for $50. So why would i want this non standard far less powerful mini for 10 and their add screen on for 50 = 60. No thanks.

Tho, i do see some point in just the $10 device for the hobbiest crowd. Tho i didnt see anything mentioned about general io pins, and it really needs some for that crowd.
 

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You can already get full on android mini tablets for $50. So why would i want this non standard far less powerful mini for 10 and their add screen on for 50 = 60. No thanks.

Tho, i do see some point in just the $10 device for the hobbiest crowd. Tho i didnt see anything mentioned about general io pins, and it really needs some for that crowd.
Your bootloader is not locked. This 9$ baby has full documentation. If you are interested into that kind of stuff of course.
 

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You'll still have a factory locked bootloader.
 

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So your "better idea" is to pay twice as much for a device which will be limited to an antiquated version of android, has no available GPIO, no serial bus comms, probably no USB host, no video out, and which realistically won't be any faster (and will probably be slower). Great idea.
 

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While Next Thing says it is targeting a wide market, I agree it seems more like a hobbyist device. I wouldn't mind getting one for my kids to get them interested in programming.

You can already get full on android mini tablets for $50. So why would i want this non standard far less powerful mini for 10 and their add screen on for 50 = 60. No thanks.

Tho, i do see some point in just the $10 device for the hobbiest crowd. Tho i didnt see anything mentioned about general io pins, and it really needs some for that crowd.
 

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heh Slower ?

I can get Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait and GPU Adreno 320
2G RAM , 8 G flash ...

Nexus 4 Board for example in a Faulty phone for 20$

here is an example

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-Nexus-4-E960-8GB-Logic-Board-/221715257197?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339f42576d



and I can use OTG

HDMI , USB , external Harddisk , USB hubs , card reader and audio in out jacks !!!! ...

some thing like this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WH-Multi-Function-Combo-Dock-MHL-HDMI-HDTV-OTG-Micro-USB-CardReader-Adapter-/121610712109?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c5090342d


and it can be ROOTED and Used FULLY.

and for around 40$ I can get the board of LG G2 for cheap on ebay

with Adreno 330 and 2.5 ghz 4 cores ..

yea sure SLOWER !!!

compared to this

1-GHz R8 processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage

meh ....

Even Adreno 220 and Quad Core 1.2Ghz krait with 1G ram and 8 Flash dead phones with intact board are cheaper and better.

want a fully Functional Nexus 7 board ?

here

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOOGLE-NEXUS-7-8-GB-ASUS-60-OK0MMB21002-WI-FI-ME370T-ME370-OEM-LOGIC-BOARD-/400757719043?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d4f058003

Nexus 7 :

Nvidia Tegra 3
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU ULP GeForce

Internal 8GB flash , 1 GB RAM

$18

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAA SLOWER !!!

 
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