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HummingBoard challenges Raspberry Pi with better specs, upgradeable design

By Jos
Jul 4, 2014
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  1. We've seen no shortage of low-powered, low-cost mini PCs since Raspberry Pi debuted to an almost cult-like reception in 2012. Now Israel-based startup SolidRun is throwing its hat onto the ring with the HummingBoard, a mini PC for DIY projects...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    So basically, for more money, you get a better product.
    -_-
     
  3. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Its the same price, smaller, i7 4930k OC'D to 6.2, 128GB ram, 12TB HDD, GTX 1180Ti how can you beat that!
     
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  4. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    Progress!
     
  5. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 251   +73

    Me want to go there...
     
  6. Intesting board, but with a Cubietruck you also get onboard wifi+BT for the same price.
     
  7. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    da**. that machine is a wasted overkill. :)
     
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    The reason I really like the Pi is because it has a great community behind it and you can easily google any issues and there is bound to be a solution. It will take time for this too mature to that point. Time will be the judge nonetheless.
     
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  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    6930K*** and you forgot the 10 TB SSD :p.
     
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  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    Don't forget it's powered by candle light.
     
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  11. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    The one I got is powered by oxygen.
     
  12. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    Mine is powered by sheer force of existence.
     
  13. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Last one was powered by lust, was fun to fill the battery but exhausting!
     
  14. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    Wow. I heard the new one is gonna be powered by smug; and the more self-righteous you are, the more you are able to overclock it.
     
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    Muahahaha, mine will be faster!
     
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  16. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    I heard the new hummingbird can make clones if you deposit your genes 5 times a week in the clonetank, the japanese played a part in that but im guessing my new army will soon be ready or if its all female clones wouldn't mind getting a few weeks off work IF YA GET MAH DRIFT MWAHAHAHA....
     
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  17. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 707   +181

    I give these mini's the Goofiest Product of the Decade Award
     
  18. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    As the HummingBoard is so similar to the Raspberry Pi have they infringed the copyright?
     
  19. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    well for one, Raspberry Pi is nonprofit, so why should they care? two, can you even get a copyright for a bare board?

    Honestly the basic shape is obviously identical to the pi, but all the internal connectors and the layout of the board are completely different
     
  20. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    If anyone missed something like I did ( the article doesn't explicitly say it) the CPU is interchangeable so you can upgrade it later on.
     
  21. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,180   +73

    You're not talking copyright, but a design patent / registered design. I figure it won't hold for bare boards -- unless you're Apple, of course.
     
  22. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,512   +503

    I love giving low cost low powered solutions to costumers who actually need them. The Pi has been a great utility.
     

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