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News VIA announces APC Rock, Paper

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 17 Jan 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Bloodburgers

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    Any deatails on the APC Scissors?
     
  3. devilxc

    devilxc Biding my time...

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    ...APC Lizard...APC Spock?
     
  4. Jimbob

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    Or you could just buy a Raspberry pi.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

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    Trouble with the Raspberry Pi is it's ARMv6 - which the APC 8750 was, too. The APC Rock, APC Paper (and the wonderful open-source Olimex A13-OLinuXino) are Cortex-class ARMv7 devices - which makes them significantly more powerful than the Pi. It also means they can run software the Pi cannot: there's still no workable build of Android for the Pi, nor can it run any version of Ubuntu newer than 9.04 - both software packages that work fine on Cortex-class processors.

    Basically, if you don't care about performance or compatibility and you're on a budget, buy a Pi; otherwise, hold out for a Cortex-class chip.
     
  6. schmidtbag

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    MK802II is a much better choice than Raspberry Pi and costs the same, and odroid-U is a better value than both. RPi is kinda obsolete these days considering there are better-valued products out there or just simply more useful ones.
     
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    Hehe, gotta love TBBT :D
     
  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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