Wandboard’s Android, Linux minicomputer now in quad-core
Here comes another tiny computer (a.k.a. a developer board) called Wandboard. It looks pretty much like Raspberry 3i, but the starting price is much higher and so is the power of the device.
While Raspberry 3i has an ARM11 single-core processor, the Wandboard comes with a superfast Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processor. Also, gone are the days of single and dual-core versions; Wandboard offers a quad-core model. Additionally, it has 2 GB of RAM, 2 microSD card slots, HDMI and USB ports, and Gigabit Ethernet as well as built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The quad core Wandboard is priced at $129, and the single- and dual-core models are retailing at $79 and $99, respectively.
Besides having more processor cores than its low-cost counterparts, the tiny computer also has greater memory, and it can easily be called the only model with a SATA connector to help you attach a hard drive or solid state disk.