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Member #571622

Member Since: July 9, 2014

Country: United States

  • I must admit… I feel mixed feelings about this. Compared to an Arduino it certainly seems like a capable board, but it seems lacking compared to a Raspberry Pi or a Beagleboard. ESPECIALLY for the price tag. And I have to use an I/O expander? That doesn’t seem like they thought the design through.

    On the other hand… this is an x86-based board meant to be Linux compatible. Compared to the R-Pi and Beagleboard this could MAYBE guarantee more “mainstream” support from upstream.

    Ultimately, I’ll pass, wait to see if Intel will make a followup board with comparable specs to an R-Pi at half this MSRP and NOT force the use of an I/O expander. Might be more worthwhile to invest in a high-end Arduino or an R-Pi/Beagle.

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