Hardkernel’s latest tiny, single-board computer has the same basic hardware as last year’s ODROID-XU3, but a smaller footprint and a lower price tag.
The new ODROID-XU4 is now available for $74, or a little more than the price of two Raspberry Pi computers.
The ODROID-XU4 supports Ubuntu and other Linux-based software, as well as Google Android, and it should support pretty much any software developed for the ODROID-XU3.
The new computer measures about 3.2″ x 2.3″ x 0.9″. The ODROID-XU3, by comparison, measured 3.5″ x 2.8″ x 0.7″. The more important difference is probably the price: the ODROID-XU3 sells for $179.
Both boards feature Samsung Exynos 5422 octa-core processors with four Cortex-A15 CPU cores and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores, 2GB of RAM, microSD card slots, and a series of developer pins in addition to USB and HDMI connectors.
The new model has Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, and one USB 2.0 port while the ODROID-XU3 has 10/100 Ethernet, one USB 3.0 port, and four USB 2.0 ports. But while the new model has some extra GPIO, I2S, and I2C pin headers, it lacks a headphone jack and DisplayPort.
You can find a more detailed analysis at CNX-Software.