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I'm not sayings its a bad deal, I just personally hoped for usb 3.0 or sata for faster connected IO, or gigabit ethernet for faster remote IO



You probably want a computer designed around performance instead of "community". Check out the Odroid C2. It's got a 64 bit quad core CPU (just* like the Pine and RPi3) but clocked at 2GHz. And has real gigabit. And has twice as much ram. And can drive a 4k screen comfortably. Sadly no USB3. You can get that, but in boards that cost $70.

The C2 goes on sale in like one or two days for $40. (edit: You can buy in now on HK's website.) Kind of a childish move for the RPi Foundation to be making so much noise about their new board right now, actually. (edit: Okay, benbenben makes a fair and accurate point. Several boards, including the first, have been released at the end of February.)

* Not entirely just like. It's an Amlogic chip instead of Broadcom or Allwinner. Amlogic is one of the few without blatant GPL abuse.


"Kind of a childish move for the RPi Foundation to be making so much noise about their new board right now, actually."

It's their fourth birthday, a pretty good time to release a new/updated product, no?


1st birthday?


True, my bad.


odroid? you forgot $20 shipping for $40 board.


Only if you order directly from Korea. Normally you buy from a distributor. For example, Ameridroid will be shipping the C2 on March 4th and their fee is $6.75.


The machine is also likely not fast enough to take advantage of those speeds


Yeah, if you run iperf3 on a raspi, it can't even saturate it's 100Mbps connection!


Yup = Built in Bluetooth and WIFI is great ... really would love SATA and USB3 in a future version..




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