ODROID-XU is a single board mini-computer using the ARM architecture, similar to Raspberry Pi, having an SoC Octa Core, offering the user a low energy consumption good computer.
ODROID-XU hardware specifications:
- Samsung Exynos5 Octa Core (Cortex-A15) 1.2GHz Processor
- PowerVR SGX544 graphics card
- 2 GB of DDR3 RAM
- 100 Mbps Ethernet Module
- Wireless 802.11b/g/n
- microSD card slot
- microHDMI port for conneting it to a TV or monitor
- I2C port for setting up touch screens
- 4 USB 2.0 ports
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
Since it has a series of exposed pins, it is ideal as a testing environment. Despite the normal single board computers, ODROID-XU is released with Android, but it can also work with the Linux distributions optimized for the ARM architecture, like Raspbian, Arch Linux ARM, Pidora and others.
The same as Raspberry Pi, ODROID-XU can be both with or without a case and a cooling fan, at the starting price of about 115 Euro. The Shipments will start on September, this year. For more information, see the official site.