Next Thing has launched a new system-on-a-chip board in the form of the GR8 which is priced at a very affordable $8 together with a Pro single-board mini PC in the form of the CHIP Pro priced at $16. Next thing also offers a $49 CHIP Pro developer kit which includes 2 CHIP Pro units, a debug board, and headers.
The new hardware follows on from the original CHIP mini PC that was launched last year priced at $9 and offers a great piece of hardware for makers and hobbyists looking to build mini PC systems.
The CHIP Pro is a small, low-power, Linux-based computer that features connectivity via 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 as well as dual microphones, and a choice between either 256MB or 512MB of storage.
The GR8 is equipped with a 1 GHz Allwinner R8 ARM Cortex-A8 processor supported by Mali-400 graphics with 256MB of DDR3 RAM, an Allwinner AXP209 power management unit, and support for devices with cameras, SD cards, and USB ports.
For more information, full specifications and to order the new boards jump over to the Next Thing website for details via the link below.