- 512 MB RAM version – Available now for $60
- 1GB RAM version – Available by the end of the month for $65.
Both boards features a 4GB Flash, a SDHC slot, 2x USB 2.0 port, 10/100 Ethernet, Wi-Fi, HDMI & composite outputs, headphone & microphone ports and a IR sensor.
The good thing is that serial interface and FEL connectors will be soldered on the board for easy debugging and recovery.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I hoped the 1GB version to be sold for $60 or lower, but it’s finally sold for $65, which is still OK, but $18 (DHL) shipping makes the 512 MB version cost $78, so I still prefer the Mele A1000 which is also hackable, has more features, and can be found for around $83 including shipping via China Post. It would become more interesting if Miniand had a low cost shipping option as well, as it would decrease the cost and the likelihood of paying custom duties in some countries. (btw, I’ve just learned there is a ~100% custom duty on imports > $50 in Brazil. This is insane!)
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.