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Seems like there are a number of low power ARM SoC boards hitting the market recently. If the BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, and Via APC piqued your interest, you might want to also take a look at the recently announced Gooseberry. It’s an Allwinner A10 ARM SoC with 512MB RAM, 4GB onboard flash (up to 16GB with MicroSD), b/g/n Wifi, and goes for £40 (about $63USD).

Details on availability are forthcoming, but they’re soliciting feedback to gauge interest. Supposedly the whole thing came about because of the current availability of some existing boards. Lacking a reference design, the project lead noticed that the SoC was being used in a production tablet, so instead of stuffing them into an off brand device, they’re being made available as a bare board. [via GeekyGadgets]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bdaniel7 Daniel Blendea

    Why don’t they make these with 2 LAN ports?

  • Wilson!

    @Daniel- this doesn’t have ANY LAN ports – it does have WiFi though. It’s intriguing, for sure, and his price to mail it overseas is much better than the Raspberry Pi distributors in the UK are charging.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bdaniel7 Daniel Blendea

      Ok, this one doesn’t have a LAN port, but the others have.
      And I want one with 2 LANs.

  • Jim

    This looks great. Been put off by the pi’s pretty slow processor, this is a bit beefier. Perfect for media player

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  • kj

    I wonder if it can run any mac os or older versions, or if it can run win 2000.

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