Who Wants A Quad-Core Computer For $130?

When Raspberry Pi released their diminutive, ARM-based PC for $US35, people were rightfully chomping at the bit to get their hands on something so cheap and small and hackable. But the 700 MHz, single-core ARM 11 processor it wasn't exactly a powerhouse. Enter Hardkernel's ODROID-X, which packs a quad-core Samsung Exynos chipset on a 3.5-inch motherboard.

With each Cortex-A9 core clocked at 1.4GHz, the ODROID-X also has 1GB of RAM, a Mali 400 GPU, six USB ports, ethernet, audio in/out and an SDHC reader. Plus it's capable of running Android or Ubuntu, giving you computing flexibility. Sure, it's no Ivy Bridge, but the Exynos processor is pretty amazing for its size. And for $US130, this little chipset could become the heart of your next DIY project. [Hardkernel via Ars Technica]


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    ummm where do you plug the monitor in?

      Micro HDMI you can see it in the furthest corner.

        Where is the on button then?

          On your wall.

            It looks like its next to the power port and USB sockets.

              If you have to ask you probably shouldn't buy one.

          in the picture it's to the left of sd card slot, on the edge of the board.

    There's more pics on their website
    http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G133999328931&tab_idx=2

    Its a shame, the CPU, GPU and memory is on a separate module to the main board, but is glued on. Not that it would save you heaps of money, but still would be nice to to be able to swap it out for an upgraded one. The 50 pin plug also has a lcd interface with screens available on their website.

    Could see it getting expensive once you brought all the optional parts though.

    Could this be used to make a render or processing farm? It would be pretty cheap.

    Wonder how it'd go running a Tekkit server...

    I like it a lot.

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