HardKernel’s Tiny ODROID-X Development Board Packs Quad-Core Exynos Processor, Promises Fun

Price-wise, HardKernel’s ODROID-X Development Board ($129) doesn’t hold a candle to the like of Raspberry Pi ($35), but it packs some tasty features that tinkers will love to play with.

The ARM-based platform is built around a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 Cortex-A9 (1.4GHz) processor and has Mali-400 quad core graphics, 1GB of LP-DDR2 RAM, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (although users can slap Ubuntu on there, too).

In terms of I/O, the ODROID-X has a micro HDMI connector, RGB-24bit LCD interface port, headphone and mic jacks, six USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 Ethernet LAN port, a full-size SDHC card slot, and more. Although the specs are compelling enough, the accessories that you can purchase with the platform promise buckets of hobbyist fun. These include a WiFi module kit, camera module, eMMC module, USB-UART module kit, Bluetooth module, and even 10.1- and 13.3-inch LCD module kits.

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HardKernel has a handful of videos posted showing off what the platform can do, such as this one demoing Ubuntu 12.04.

Shipments will begin at the end of the month, and the board comes with a 4-week warranty.