The Hummingboard is a $45 Raspberry Pi competitor

By Adam Zeis on 3 Jul 2014 12:48 pm
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Hummingboard is the latest in DIY computers and looks to give some stiff competition to the Raspberry Pi. With bigger specs and a slightly bigger price point, Hummingboard's base model starts at just $45. While the base Raspberry Pi brings along ARM v6 at 700MHz and a single core, the Hummingboard is sporting ARMv7 at 1GHz and is scalable to dual-core.

Up for pre-order now, a few different options are available. The Hummingboard features an ethernet port, up to 4 USB ports, mini PCIe, GPIO pins, LVDS display out, HDMI, and mSATA. You can customize a bit depending on your needs as well.

With the industry's best Price Power Performance Ratio (P3R), the HummingBoard offers 1 GHz per core, has a proven SoC and wide scalability. Its compatibility with standard ARMv7 CPU power, HardFP and neon Linux packages means it has the widest support for standard ARM binary software packages without the need to recompile them, and the absence of any moving parts makes it long-lasting. Built to comply with both commercial and industrial standards of embedding, the HummingBoard is composed of only the highest quality components.

You can head to Hummingboard's site to get the skinny or drop in your order. If you do pick one up, be sure to hit up the comments and let us know!

Source: Gizmodo

5 comments

KermEd

Add to cart... add to cart... where is that button :D

John Ellison

The thing about this is that if there's no community, it won't be able to support newcomers.

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phirefly

Exactly.... This is why the Pi is so attractive.

Lloyd Summers

I've been reading through the system and specifications. It looks to me like it is "compatible" with the Raspberry Pi. That is - you can install NOOBS and use it will the normal RPi accessories.

The Elusive Wordsmith

This does look interesting, will have to have a more in-depth look before I make any judgments but it will need decent support to survive. Having said that some might get this and a Raspberry Pi and go experimenting.

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