UPuter Pi development board: $69 Allwinner A10 mini PC

What do you get if you take an MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC-like device, sell it without the case, and information that will let users connect peripherals to GPIO, JTAG, and UAR connections?

Apparently you get a device called the UPuter Pi, a credit card-sized development board that draws a bit of inspiration from the Raspberry Pi $35 mini computer. Or at least it draws its name from the Raspberry Pi.

UPuter Pi

QuickEmbed sells the UPuter Pi for $69 and up. That price gets you a device with an Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor, Mali 400 graphics, a microUSB port, USB port, and HDMI connector.

Models will be available with 4GB and 8GB of storage, and 512MB or 1GB of RAM.

QuickEmbed is offering a “model A” version without a case, while a “model B” mini PC with a plastic case will be available in a few months.

As a device with an Allwinner A10 processor, the UPuter Pi should be able to run a range of operating systems including Android 4.0, but also Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux-based operating systems.

via CNX Software

  • disappointment

    Yet another crappy Allwinner A10 board.

    I wonder what’s so hard about doing it right. The Allwinner does have, among other things, a SATA controller, which this board isn’t exposing.

    And yet, crappy “android minipc”, case, sata port and everything, using the same chip do retail at similar prices. Is it so hard to make a cheap board that is just a breakout of all the functionality?