Intel launches pricey Minnowboard to compete with Raspberry Pi

By Shawn Knight
Jul 31, 2013
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  1. We’ve seen a number of barebones budget boards hit the market following the resounding success of the Raspberry Pi. Intel is next in line to try and claim a stake of the emerging market with a hobby board known as...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Addict Posts: 771   +155

    Would love to see the comparison with benchmarks as well :D
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,492   +73

    Why oh why didn't they go with the Atom N550 1.5GHz Dual-Core 64-bit of course no embedded option but only with the E640 32-bit both CPU from 2010 era. To pricey is right for these options.
  4. Nima304

    Nima304 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 247   +23

    I think you mean "USB," not "UBS."
  5. It is because Intel is greedy.
    p51d007 likes this.
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,231   +329

    Because Intel has got shitpiles of those in a warehouse, and nobody would buy them now, but they won't give up sucking consumers in, 'cos it's all just about money.

    We should thank AMD for all the ballsy kicks, or we would be paying $1000 for a Pentium 4 today.
    SalaSSin likes this.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,120   +732

    So many awesome cheap Linux based CPU kits...
  8. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 764   +118

    199$ ?
    lol, that's the cost of a cheap intel Pentium (sandy bridge) computer with a 14" led monitor included. the power consumption though will likely be a lot, lot less.
    if the price is about 50-100$, I'll consider buying it as raspberry pi is not available in the Philippines (afaik).
  9. The whole point behind Raspberry was to provide a low cost product. How is Intel's product even considered a competitor? You won't see it poping up in a poor 3rd world country anytime soon. Some people just don't get it.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  10. Railman

    Railman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 443   +57

    It cannot be aimed at the enthusiast market. Maybe it is aimed at industry. Such a unit could be used in many circumstances and I dare say industry is more interested in reliability than cost.


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