[Lab] raspberry pi 3 released

Michael Scott michael.scott at ocsb.ca
Fri Mar 4 14:25:30 EST 2016

I was one of millions that kickstarted the Pine 64 computer, first 64bit
SBC, $15US, runs Android Lollipop, Unbuntu, etc. Should be getting it in a
couple weeks. Hard to keep up with the pace. Don't know where to invest the
time anymore....


On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Toby Murray <murray.toby at gmail.com> wrote:

> I wasn't aware of the Odroid-C2 - that looks very interesting! I was
> looking at the Pi 3 this morning, more for performance than wifi/bluetooth,
> but stock seems to be low and I don't really want to shop in the US.
> Hardkernel's Canadian distributor is appears to be here:
> http://www.ca.diigiit.com/brands/brand-odroid/odroid-c2 - 76$ (damn
> exchange rate). Still, an extremely impressive offering - I like doubling
> up the RAM in particular. I think I'm sold!
> What's the deal with eMMC? The "related product
> <http://www.ca.diigiit.com/odroid-c2-emmc-module>" on their page is a 50$
> 8GB module, which seems pretty expensive. Are there better sources for
> these modules? Does anyone have any personal experience with the modules
> sold by hardkernel vs. a reputable SD card (e.g. Samsung PRO+
> <http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MB-SD64D/AM>)? I've
> only ever used SD (and microSD) cards for adding on storage, so the eMMC
> module is a twist for me.
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 12:24 PM, Justin Hornosty <jjrh70 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Peter Sjoberg writes:
>> > did you see that raspberry pi 3 is now released, now with faster cpu,
>> > wifi and bluetooth but still $35us
>> > https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-on-sale/
>> > and I just bought a rpi2...
>> Yup. While reading some comments about it lot of people were talking
>> about the 'Hardkernel' ODROID-C2.
>> http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G145457216438
>> $40 (so $5 more than the RPI3) but the specs knock the RPI3 out of the
>> water.
>> Gigabit ethernet, eMMC (guess this is a addon piece you can get it's not
>> like the beaglebone where it's on the board - still a
>> big upgrade from SD cards - which it does support) IR receiver, ADC gpio
>> pins, 2gb ram. Also android support which is pretty cool.
>> Their other more expensive board ODROID-XU4 ($75) is very very nice with
>> a barrel power connector and 2 USB 3.0 ports. It's also a far more sane
>> design in regards to where connectors are.
>> I guess main thing the RPI has going for it is the wifi, bluetooth
>> and obviously the massive community support and mindshare.
>> Lot of choices these days that's for sure.
>> -jjrh
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