IT News Thread, Intel MinnowBoard in Other News; What do people make of these little boards? Still more than the Raspberry Pi even with the reduced pricing.
2nd April 2014, 01:42 PM #1
What do people make of these little boards? Still more than the Raspberry Pi even with the reduced pricing.
Intel's DIY MinnowBoard goes Max: More oomph for half the price
2nd April 2014, 01:49 PM #2
I get the impression that Intel are trying to take a cut of the Pi/Arduino/Beagle market but have misjudged their audience. The thing that makes these boards great is that they're cheap, open and inherently "hackable"
I think these Intel boards would make a great Media Center though - I don't care what anyone says, the XBMC experience on an R-Pi is painful, but that's not really what they were intended for.
TL;DR: the Intel board could be a great choice for those people just looking for a relatively cheap, tiny form factor computer to use as a dedicated media centre but I don't see it as a viable alternative as an education tool due to it's price.
2nd April 2014, 01:54 PM #3
I struggle to see many applications. Even R-Pi is IMO too expensive and overpowered for most embedded applications. Perhaps it will displace MiniITX.
2nd April 2014, 03:21 PM #4
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