ARMBRIX Zero dev board is canceled, pre-orders to be refunded
The ARMBRIX Zero dev board was supposed to be a relatively low-cost computer board with an ARM Cortex-A15 dual core processor and a range of input and output ports which would make it a good platform for use as a hardware prototype… or as a home theater PC.
The board was expected to be a bit like a Rasberry Pi PC-on-a-board, but with one of the most powerful ARM-based processors available and significantly more options for connecting peripherals thanks to a number of ports including 2 USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, microUSB port, HDMI, and expansion headers, among other things.
The ARMBRIX Zero was expected to feature 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot for storage, and a Samsung Exynos 5250 processor with Mali-T604 graphics.
Unfortunately it looks like the company behind the problem ran into problems actually building and distributing the ARMBRIX Zero. So if you want an Exynos 5250-powered board, you’ll probably want to check out an Arndale board (which costs more and is back-ordered), or think about picking up a $249 Samsung Chromebook and dissecting it (or just using it as a Chrome OS or Linux laptop).