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

  2. Wilson! says:

    @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.

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

  3. Jim says:

    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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  5. [...] response to Introducing the Gooseberry Board, Jim says: This looks great. Been put off by the pi’s pretty slow processor, this is a bit [...]

  6. kj says:

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

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