Hardkernel has introduced a new addition to their range of mini PC boards with the launch of the ODROID-C1+ that is now available to purchase priced at $37 and supports both Linux and Android operating systems.
The ODROID-C1+ mini PC is powered by an Amlogic S805 ARM Cortex-A5 quad-core processor supported by 1GB of RAM and is capable of supporting up to 64GB of storage thanks to the included SD card slot.
Other features include a Gigabit Ethernet connection, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x micro USB port together with a Raspberry Pi compatible 40-pin header allowing you to add Pi accessories when required. Hardkernel explains a little more :
The ODROID-C1+ is esteemed to be the most powerful low-cost single board computer available, as well as being an extremely versatile device. Featuring a quad-core Amlogic processor, advanced Mali GPU, and Gigabit Ethernet, it can function as a home theater set-top box, a general purpose computer for web browsing, gaming and socializing, a compact tool for college or office work, a prototyping device for hardware tinkering, a controller for home automation, a workstation for software development, and much more.
Some of the modern operating systems that run on the ODROID-C1+ are Ubuntu, Android, Fedora, ARCHLinux, Debian, and OpenELEC, with thousands of free open-source software packages available. The ODROID-C1+ is an ARM device — the most widely used architecture for mobile devices and embedded 32-bit computing. The ARM processor’s small size, reduced complexity and low power consumption makes it very suitable for miniaturized devices such as wearables and embedded controllers.