Mini PC can run Android and various Linux operating systems

Raspberry Pi rival HummingBoard now available for pre-order

SolidRun has launched the HummingBoard micro-computer, which boasts more power than the Raspberry Pi.

The HummingBoard is available for pre-order from just $45 (£26).

The mini PC is capable of running Android and various Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu.

There will be three different versions available. The $45 PC comes with a Freescale i.MX6 Solo ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Vivante GC880 graphics, 512MB of RAM, connections for 10/100 Ethernet, HDMI and SPDIF ports, GPIO headers, two USB 2.0 ports and a MicroSD slot.

For the $75 model, users will get a mini-PC with a dual-core i.MX6 dual processor and 1GB of RAM, while the top range $100 HummingBoard has a Gigabit Ethernet connection, GC2000 graphics, two extra USB 2.0 ports, microphone input, mSATA II connector, PCI Express connector and IR port.

Because the HummingBoard’s processor and memory live on a small board that attaches to the input and output board, users could theoretically upgrade to a more powerful processor if they wish, something that you cannot do on the Raspberry Pi.

Check out the below video for an overview of the HummingBoard:

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