Intel Launches MinnowBoard MAX Single Board PC With Bay Trail

Bigger may be better, but small is most certainly en vogue. The Raspberry Pi jumpstarted the modern day small PC craze, and the Intel-based MinnowBoard family is growing as well. The MinnowBoard MAX is the latest member -- a single-board PC with Bay Trail. It's based on an open hardware design that enables plenty of customization options and integration potential. Presently, the board you see here is a prototype, and while specifications can always change before hitting the masses, here's what is being estimated: $99 for a single-core 1.46GHz E3815 or $129 for a dual-core 1.33GHz E3825.

That's Bay Trail performance for under $100, and it also includes Intel's integrated HD graphics, 1GB or 2GB of DDR3 memory, a micro-HDMI connector, a microSD card slot, a USB 3.0 port, a gigabit Ethernet port, and the ability to run a variety of Linux builds as well as Android 4.4.

So, when can you get your hands on one? The current estimate for public availability is June 2014.