Microsoft and Intel’s newest improvement board will value you $300
Intel might reign supreme within the desktop and laptop computer area, however ARM is consuming its lunch virtually all over the place else. That is not one thing the chipmaker can ignore, which is why it is having one other crack on the pastime / developer market with Sharks Cove. The board, designed with Microsoft, has the said goal of serving to builders construct apps and drivers for Home windows and Android units that use Intel chips. Since it is also obtainable for everybody else to purchase, it may be quietly positioned as a extra highly effective various to boards like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Sadly, as with the NUC, there is a catch: the board will retail for $300.
For all of that money, nevertheless, you get the bones of a half-respectable low-energy PC, with a quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom chip, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage with a microSD slot for enlargement. You possibly can hook the board as much as a show utilizing both a MIPI connector or the complete-measurement HDMI port, and may hook the unit as much as the web utilizing the Ethernet port or with a WiFi dongle within the one USB 2.zero port. None of which will justify the fee in comparison with its low-energy rivals, however the truth that the hardware comes with a full Home windows eight.1 license might soften the blow somewhat. Nonetheless, at three benjamins, we will not think about too many hobbyists will purchase one only for noodling round — so maybe this can stay developer solely gear.
- Key specs
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- Sort Different
- Bundled OS Linux
- Processor velocity seven hundred MHz
- System RAM 256 MB
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.four), RCA / composite
- Dimensions three.37 x 2.thirteen x zero.sixty seven in
- Weight 1.fifty nine oz
- Launched 2012-02-29
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