If you are in the market for a mini PC that is capable of running either Android or Linux you might be interested in the newly upgraded Cubieboard 2 which now sports a dual core processor.
The latest Cubieboard complete with Allwinner A20 ARM Cortex-A7 dual-core processor and Mali 400 MP2 graphics is now available to purchase directly from the Cubieboard website for $59.
Other features of the Cubieboard mini PC include 1 GB of RAM together with 4 GB of internal storage for applications and files together with a microSD card slot which is available for expansion when required.
“Thanks to Allwinner’s pin-to-pin compatible A20 chip with A10, we can do a seamless hardware upgrade to the current cubieboard. Just replacing one chip(well, the most important one) and we can upgrade from a single core to a dual core and twice gpu performance, and even no change is needed on the PCB. So all the base boards, accessories that works with cubieboard will also fit in with cubieboard2.”
Ports on the Cubieboard include a HDMI, SATA connector, 10/100 Ethernet, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x IR port and 96 pin extended interface.