Here at GeekTech, we’re big fans of tiny Linux computer boards like the Raspberry Pi. If you wanted even more power after the Raspberry Pi got itsturbo on and a serious RAM upgrade, you might want to take a look at the amped up specs on the Cubieboard.
As Geek.com points out, the Cubieboard is a monster of a board with a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor as well as a separate Mali400 GPU. It also packs a whole gigabyte of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage to help it run Android, Ubuntu, or Linux distros.
Like any good computer on a stick, the Cubieboard has all the Ethernet, HDMI, and USB ports to make it a super-small Linux computer or an Android-powered Smart TV. One thing that the Cubieboard has that the others don’t is a built-in SATA port that lets it power a hard drive all on its own, making it a real media powerhouse.
If you want you own Cubieboard , you can help it reach production through the crowd-funding site Indiegogo. The early-bird discounts (with prices as low as $20) are all sold out by now, but as of this writing you can still nab a $60 Cubieboard if you act quickly.
This story, "Cubieboard is like a Raspberry Pi on steroids" was originally published by TechHive.