ODROID-U is a Raspberry Pi-like device, except it sports a quad-core Exynos processor and starts at $69

Hardkernel tease with their ODROID-U product, a $69 small computer that features a quad-core Exynos

@anthony256
Published Sun, Dec 2 2012 10:31 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

If you thought that the Raspberry Pi models found in the cheap Model A and Model B offerings were great - well, things are about to get a whole lot Moore's Law-sy with Hardkernel's latest offering.

ODROID-U is a Raspberry Pi-like device, except it sports a quad-core Exynos processor and starts at $69 | TweakTown.com

The product in question is the ODROID-U, which costs just $69 but sports a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 CPU, you know - the same thing that powers Samsung's Galaxy S III and Note II smartphones. On top of its quad-core processor, it has 1GB of RAM, a quad-core Mali 400 graphics chip, micro-HDMI out, USB ports, a headphone jack and Ethernet connectivity.

One thing the ODROID-U doesn't have is on-board flash memory, Hardkernel have left this out and provided a microSD card slot instead. For an additional $20, you can get yourself double the ram at 2GB, and get the chip clocked up to a nice (and hopefully not toasty) 1.7GHz on the ODROID-U2 model.

The ODROID products are capable of running Android, as well as some Linux options. The ODROID-U2 will be available starting when the world is meant to end - December 21. The cheaper of the two will arrive three weeks later on January 16, 2013.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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