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Microsoft now accepting pre-orders for Sharks Cove development board

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
Jul 29, 2014
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  1. Arduino, Raspberry Pi and similar hobby boards have proven incredibly successful among enthusiasts and educational institutions which is why Intel and Microsoft have joined forces to create a board of their own.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,863   +1,183

    Lol no
    Wendig0 likes this.
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +280

    Wait... $300 and they can't even manage to put a freakin ethernet port on this thing? But it's no problem on a $40 R-Pi?

    Wow... just... wow...
    Littleczr, Darkshadoe and Wendig0 like this.
  4. If you read the linked MS article you will find this isn't actually meant to compete with the Raspberry Pi or similar boards. It's meant to facilitate Windows driver develop and other things but it seems their intended audience is experienced developers not tinkerers or students.
    VitalyT likes this.
  5. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 539   +164

    Cool board I have wanted like a intel nuc with the quad core atoms from the tablets not the crap dual core celerons they have been putting in them, this is kinda close.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,169   +3,261

    All I can say is for $300, I'm not interested. And the fact it comes with an image of Windows 8.1 makes it even less interesting for me. I'd rather spend the $300 on a Raspberry Pi out of spite.
    Darkshadoe likes this.
  7. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    They have to be trolling to stick a 8.1 image on something like that.... and for $300... might as well get a decent system lol
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,454   +1,732

    Another product for no market - well done! :) Inventing one - I don't think so, not with this...
  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,863   +1,183

    experienced developers are using workstations and a wide variety of testing grounds not just one slow and small board...especially for DEVEOPMENT.
  10. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I dare say you can purchase a laptop with better specs for $300. Is this intended for commercial applications?
    ikesmasher likes this.
  11. I never said they weren't.
  12. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,863   +1,183

    Whats the point of a crappy board not used by consumers to developers? if its for testing, why not get a $300 piece of equipment that consumers actually use?

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