Looking for a credit card-sized computer with a quad-core, ARM-based processor and only have $35 to spend? You could opt for the Raspberry Pi 3. But another option is on the way.
The MiQi is the same size and price as a Raspberry Pi 3, but this little single-board computer/developer board features a Rockchip processor, up to 32GB of built-in storage, Gigabit Ethernet, and a few other features that help set it apart.
Update: The MiQi crowdfunding campaign is now live on Indiegogo.
MQMaker’s MiQi is powered by a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor with ARM Mali-T764 graphics. A $35 an entry-level model will have 1GB of RAM and 8GB of eMMC storage as well as a microSD card slot for removable storage.
There’s also a $69 model with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage in the works.
MQMaker plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for both models at IndieGogo soon.
Other features include an HDMI 2.0 port, four USB 2.0 ports, a micro USB port, and 16-pin and 12-pin expansion headers.
You can also find some benchmark results (and comparisons with the Raspberry Pi 3 and other small single-board computers) at CNX-Software.