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Microsoft Sharks Cove Windows board aims at Raspberry Pi

Microsoft Sharks Cove developer board costs many times the price of a Raspberry Pi, but can run Windows (NASDAQ:MSFT)

| Maker & DIY News | Posted: Jul 29, 2014 5:05 pm

One of the hallmarks of the Raspberry Pi developer board is modest power for a low price. Microsoft wants to get in on the action that Raspberry Pi is getting with DIY fans and tinkerers. The software giant has unveiled a new developer board of its own called Sharks Cove.

 

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The board works with Windows or Android and hardware for the board comes from Intel and is made by a firm called CircuitCo. The processor used on Sharks Cove is an Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core chip with speeds of 1.33GHz to 1.83 GHz. That chips is paired with 1GB of RAM and the board offers 16GB of flash storage with storage expansion via a microSD card slot.

 

One of the things that has made the Raspberry Pi so popular is its very low price, as you might expect Microsoft is offering Sharks Cove for a much higher price- $299. To help justify that price Microsoft points out that it includes a Windows 8.1 image in the price.

NEWS SOURCES:Gizmodo.com

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