$45 Cubieboard Allwinner A10 developer board prototype now available

The Cubieboard is a tiny PC that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It’s been sold as a developer board which doesn’t include a case. But for just $10 than the cost of the Raspberry Pi, the Cubieboard offers a faster processor, more memory, and built-in storage.

We got our first look at the Cubieboard a few weeks ago, and now the first prototypes are available. You can order a Cubieboard from the Cubies Hacker Shop at AliExpress for $45 plus shipping costs from China.

Update: Prices are now closer to $90, but you can still find some cheaper options if you order in bulk.


The Cubieboard features a 1 GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor, Mali 400 graphics, 512MB of RAM (a 1GB model is on the way), and 4GB of flash storage.

It has an HDMI port, 2 USB ports, an SD card slot, and a range of other connectors and expansion pins for adding peripherals. There’s also a 10/100 Ethernet jack. If you want to use WiFi, you’ll need to hook up a WiFi dongle.

You can run Google Android and a number of Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, or Puppy on the platform.

  • floriano

    no audio out
    no video out

    • http://www.facebook.com/rogerstafford Roger Stafford

      HDMI will take care of both of those issues.

      • floriano

        yes but with raspeberry you can connect an old crt tv or external speakers…

    • Kanishk

      You’re way too wrong!
      Check the real pics here:

      IT DOES have the audio in/out jacks (both of them? Yes! :D).
      AFIK HDMI provides both the audio and video 😐

      • floriano

        analog video out?
        analog audio out?

  • brian

    sata is a killer feature here

  • john doe

    coke nail? :-)

  • Flippersplace

    But it now costs US$115 delivered…

  • pd

    Where can I get one of them “WiFi Gongles”? :)