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VIA neo-itx $49 ARM board

May 23, 2012 — BarryK
Ha ha, here they come, the Raspberry Pi look-alikes!

This one is called 'APC' and is fairly similar to the RasPi -- same arm11 (armv6) class of CPU. It has been announced all over the place, here is one link:

The official website is down right now, probably overloaded:

This site has a video:

It only has Android 2.3, but for sure there will be plenty of people endeavoring to get Linux running on it.



Username: Dougal
"They don't mention what GPU is used... look at their "Technical Details" and it just says "Built-in 2D/3D Graphic Resolution up to 720p". Pretty dubious.

not there yet
Username: maxerro
"The whole board-type thing is starting to get tiring. The initial hype on Pi was about (...well besides price...) its usb-flash-size. That's all you need really: a HDMI-out on one end, a USB port on the other, and Bluetooth/Wifi connectivity in the middle. When HDMI-ports get the ability to power this kind of devices (in some new revision maybe) or they get replaced by MHL, those cheap PC-sticks will probably be a smash-hit.

maxerro here is your wish
Username: DesertPuppy
" I just found it browsing the web LOL. [img][/img]

Exact same processor
Username: Raffy
"The Wondermedia 8750 has "800Mhz ARM1176JZF processor", exactly the RasPi's. RasPi offers binary blob for running the GPU, so VIA should be no different. Now, that increases confidence that RasPi-targeted software can find alternative kennels.

Cotton Candy
Username: Dougal
"There's a new one that's cheaper than the Cotton Candy and uses the A10 chip:

Wondermedia 8750
Username: Dougal
"Raffy, the point with the RasPi is not the CPU, though. The point is that it's a powerful GPU with a little CPU added onto it. So what is important is to know what GPU is included...

For a little more bucks...
Username: Jota
"Money for money, I still think the Mele has the best value. The sata hd option makes it a winner!

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