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ODroid-X Android Quad-Core Developer Board Launches For $129 (Video)

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    ODROID-X Android Quad-Core Developer Board Launches For $129 (video) | Geeky Gadgets (click for full article)

    "If you are looking for a mini PC with a little more power than the Raspberry Pi, Korean company Hardkernel has launched a new ODROID-X Android development board that is equipped with a quad-core processor and available to purchase for $129.The ODROID-X Android development board is equipped with a Samsung 1.4 GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, supported by 1 GB of memory and graphics handled by a Mali 400 graphics chip.


    Other features of the ODROID-X include 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 10/1000Mbps Ethernet and the ability to run Google's latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.


    Hardkernel offers optional accessories in the form of additional WiFi chip with antenna, 10 and 13 inch LCD displays, Bluetooth, HDMI, camera, and storage modules. Watch the videos below for to see the ODROID-X Android development board in action."
     
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    ODROID-X is like a quad-core Raspberry Pi for $129 (click for full article)

    "So you're intrigued by the $35 Raspberry Pi, but just don't feel like its 700MHz processor will be able to handle your DIY computing needs? Korean company hardkernel has a slightly beefier option for you: the ODROID-X developer board.


    The ODROID features a smokin' fast Samsung Exynos 4412 processor clocked at 1.4GHz - and it also happens to pack four cores. While opinions remain split on whether or not additional cores really make that much difference with most of today's Android apps, it's safe to assume that the Cortex-A9-based 4412 is a substantial upgrade over the Pi's ARM11 chip. And with a Mali-400 GPU on board (like the Samsung Galaxy S3), the ODROID offers plenty of extra multimedia muscle, too.


    It's also got four times as much memory (1GB vs. 256MB) and a whole slew of connectivity options. There are six USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet jack, audio in and out, an SD card reader, and a micro HDMI output. The ODROID (which measures 90 x 94mm) is about twice as wide as the Raspberry Pi, but that's understandable. All those extra connectors take up space.


    Android is supported out of the box, but Ubuntu 12.04 (and presumably other ARM-compatible distributions) run just fine."
     
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    This device sounds interesting to me. Would it be practical for a non-developer to use this? Would it need to be put in a case - if so where could I find one?
     

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