Hardkernel is updating its ODROID development board with a faster processor, more RAM, and a slightly higher price tag. The ODROID-X2 should be available in late November for $149.
The ODROID-X2 is basically a little ARM-based PC designed for developer that want to test software and hardware to see how it works with Samsung’s Exynos 4412 quad-core processor. But there’s nothing stopping hobbyists from picking one up to use as a home media server, gaming console, or general purpose low-power PC.
ARMDevices.net got a chance to check out the new dev board recently.
The ODROID-X2 feautres a 1.7 GHz Exynos 4412 ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 533 MHz Mali-400 graphics core. That’s an upgrade from the original $129 ODROID-X which had a 1.4 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 400 MHz graphics.
Like its predecessor, the new model also features HDMI and Ethernet jacks, 6 USB host ports, and optional accessories including WiFi and Bluetooth modules.
The device can run Google Android as well as other Linux-based operating systems including Ubuntu.