HummingBoard challenges Raspberry Pi with better specs, upgradeable design

Jos

TS Evangelist
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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Intesting board, but with a Cubietruck you also get onboard wifi+BT for the same price.
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
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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wastedkill

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Muahahaha, mine will be faster!
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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ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
As the HummingBoard is so similar to the Raspberry Pi have they infringed the copyright?
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
 

ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
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.
 

ET3D

TechSpot Paladin
As the HummingBoard is so similar to the Raspberry Pi have they infringed the copyright?
well for one, Raspberry Pi is nonprofit, so why should they care? two, can you even get a copyright for a bare board?
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.
 

Kibaruk

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