If it's an A8 processor, why does it say A10 in the picture? O_o
It's an Allwinner A10 processor, which happens to be an ARM Cortex-A8 architecture. Kinda like how AMD can have dual core processors, but they aren't Core 2's.
Very nice, Id like to get my hands on one!
What PLowe stated is correct, It's an Allwinner A10 just like the present Apple Processor is called A5. It's just the name of the SoC.
Usually, when referring to the actual processor architecture they'll say "Cortex" before the reference name.
There's plenty of Open Source resources available for the A10, which is why you can fairly readily find a or do your own port of GNU/Linux. Performance won't be that great but you should be able to over clock to push the performance a bit.
The SATA support is especially good because it can take a really long time to boot a Linux distro from a SD Card.
I have a Raspberry Pi which (though lower specced) is very similar, and about half the cost. Its amazing what these tiny computers can do.
It'll be interesting to see what the demand for this one will be, considering the Pi is slated to reach over 1m units sold by xmas.
To my mind, it's tools like this and the Raspberry Pi which should be provided in the schools, rather than finished desktops and/or laptops, so that children could learn what a computer is all about from the ground up and build their own machines, rather than just learning which keys to press or icons to move about on a touch screen. What a stimulus to technical knowledge and, not least, imagination and creativity that would be ! But then again, perhaps I'm naive....
so raspberry come to an A10?
follow this one?
Excellent idea and one I would support. Hands on is the best way to learn anything, too much time is spent on theory, and not enough on practical application.
What kind of video port is on this thing?
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