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Old 1st Apr 2014, 10:26   #1
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Intel announces Bay Trail MinnowBoard Max

Major upgrade for open dev platform.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...nowboard-max/1
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Old 1st Apr 2014, 10:40   #2
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That is the greatest news since a long time. Hope a version housnig the quad core E3845 will see the light. Been eyeing on 3.5" and Epic form-factor SBC from compagnies like Kontron but that's way more expensive.

Even the size is perfect ! My keyputer will finally comes true me think.

Edit: Just one thing .... does it have HDMI (or at least LVDS) ?

Self-Answer: It does have micro-HDMI http://www.minnowboard.org/meet-minnowboard-max/
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Edit: Just one thing .... does it have HDMI (or at least LVDS) ?
Self-Answer: It does have micro-HDMI http://www.minnowboard.org/meet-minnowboard-max/
Aye, which I'm guessing is a sacrifice made to reduce the board footprint; the far larger original MinnowBoard I've got sat on my desk 'ere has a full-size HDMI port.
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micro-HDMI is nice and full x86-64 will be perfect for assle-free Linux. It only lacks Power-Over-Ethernet

Edit: the 2x 13pins header carries IS audio signals .... that board is god-sent !
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micro-HDMI is nice and full x86-64 will be perfect for assle-free Linux.
Don't get too excited: compatibility for the original MinnowBoard was bunk, with only Intel's own Yocto-based Linux booting correctly thanks to an esoteric 32-bit UEFI implementation. Sure, you could download board support packages and roll your own - but compared to the Gizmo, which just booted whatever Linux distro I threw at its USB ports, no questions asked - it was a nightmare.

Now the MinnowBoard Max is 64-bit, so it *may* be more Gizmo-like in its approach - but I'd certainly wait for a review before assuming you can stick Ubuntu or the like on there.
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Sure, I never buy without reading several reviews . I still can save for a small SBC from Kontron or the likes.
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