Giveaway Week – A80 Optimusboard Development Board

Together with Rockchip RK3288, Allwinner A80 is one of the most powerful Chinese ARM processors for mini PCs or development board, and today I’m starting a giveaway for A80 OptimusBoard development board based on Allwinner octa core big.LITTLE processor.

Top of A80 OptimusBoard (Click to Enlarge)
Top of A80 OptimusBoard (Click to Enlarge)

When I got the board last year, it was indeed powerful as shown in benchmarks. But unfortunately after Allwinner provided me with a new firmware supposed to fix some NTFS write performance issues, I quickly discovered it also had some stability issues whose reasons were not clear, and Merrii Technology support is not very good to say the least, at least for hobbyists, and even now there’s no operating system for download on the board page. Luckily PcDuino Arches (previously known as PCDuino8) is basically the same, and you can download some Lubuntu & Android images on Linksprite website instead. The firmware has not been updated since 2014 however.

A80 OptimusBoard with Power Supply and Debug Cable (Click to Enlarge)
A80 OptimusBoard with Power Supply and Debug Cable (Click to Enlarge)

To enter the draw simply leave a comment below.

Other rules are as follows:

  • Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
  • Contests are open for 48 hours starting at 10am (Bangkok time) every day. Comments will be closed after 48 hours.
  • Winners will be selected with random.org, and announced in the comments section of each giveaway.
  • I’ll contact the winner by email, and I’ll expect an answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another winner.
  • Shipping
    • Free EMS for winners with a shipping address in Thailand
    • $15 for registered airmail small packet for the rest of the world payable via Paypal within 48 hours once the contest (for a given product) is complete.
    • If Paypal is not available in your country, you can still play, and I’ll cover the cost of sending the parcel by Sea and Land (SAL) if you win.
  • I’ll post all 7 prizes at the same time, around the 11th of November
  • I’ll make sure we have 7 different winners, so if you have already won a device during this giveaway week, I’ll draw another person.

Good luck!

A80 OptimusBoard development board is still available for purchase for $140 on up on eBay, Aliexpress, and GeekBuying.

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Anis
Anis
6 years ago

hello
i’m in
good luck evryone

jeff
jeff
6 years ago

why not, I’ll throw my name in the hat. Thanks! By the way, I like reading your reviews.

Tomasz
Tomasz
6 years ago

Hi,
I can really use this board 🙂

Beq
Beq
6 years ago

Allwinner did a good jod for A10, but now they seem not be able to compete with Rockchip now.

Yohanes Nugroho
6 years ago

Never had an 8 core board before. So I am In.

Gabriel Tanase
Gabriel Tanase
6 years ago

i’m in

Paul Philip
Paul Philip
6 years ago

Hi I am in

Marc LALLIER
Marc LALLIER
6 years ago

I’m in

memeka
memeka
6 years ago

yay!

Rob Hart
Rob Hart
6 years ago

Too lovely, thanks again.

R. D.
R. D.
6 years ago

Sounds like a challenge, I’m in.

Nitin Bhaskar
Nitin Bhaskar
6 years ago

Count me in!!!

Peter van der Walt
Peter van der Walt
6 years ago

Ooooh now thats the one i have been eyeing for the giveaway! Holding thumbs!

Luke
Luke
6 years ago

Why not.. would love to enter

James
James
6 years ago

Ill take one thanks 🙂

Bamvor
Bamvor
6 years ago

i’m in

sky770
sky770
6 years ago

Looking cool..
Hoping the wagon in 3…2….1… 🙂

Kiran
Kiran
6 years ago

Truly,
Would like to have it.
Best of luck everyone.

Peter
Peter
6 years ago

Please pick me.

Ohmohm
6 years ago

I’m in. Thanks.

NoBlockNet
6 years ago

Great!

ben
ben
6 years ago

me please

Shaun
Shaun
6 years ago

Board looks great, would love to give it a shot!

daesh
daesh
6 years ago

i win…

Kleer Kut
Kleer Kut
6 years ago

That board with Lubuntu would be an awesome low power PC! Sweet deal!

Walter
Walter
6 years ago

I’m in.

Jordon Wu
Jordon Wu
6 years ago

like this

ni4ata
ni4ata
6 years ago

i’m in

bberic
bberic
6 years ago

great

MigSu
MigSu
6 years ago

thanks for this giveaway!

Bazsi
Bazsi
6 years ago

I’m in

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

I Am in too, like it

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

I’ll take it ?

Jiri
Jiri
6 years ago

i’m in

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

I really wish they would update their firmware more often

Miklos
6 years ago

Thank you!

Jorge
Jorge
6 years ago

I’m in

Andrzej
Andrzej
6 years ago

I’m in.

Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming
6 years ago

I’m in to.

Victor
Victor
6 years ago

how lucky am I? =)

Wojciech Lubicz-Lapinski
6 years ago

Please – me 🙂

xUnit
xUnit
6 years ago

I’m in!

arrhenius
arrhenius
6 years ago

im in

Yuriy
Yuriy
6 years ago

I’m in.

Zach
6 years ago

Here’s how I earn $140+/hour. Jkjk. Thanks for all the great content.

moras86
6 years ago

One more time, I’m in.

errepunto
errepunto
6 years ago

I’m in.

Koxx
Koxx
6 years ago

Hi, I am in too !

nastis
6 years ago

This is the one! I feel it!

maurer
6 years ago

me 2

jbonor
jbonor
6 years ago

Good luck

JTz
JTz
6 years ago

i’m in

Tomas Morkus
Tomas Morkus
6 years ago

Please add me to the draw 🙂 And thank you for such great site, I visit it almost every day.

metehan
metehan
6 years ago

I’m in

Hank
Hank
6 years ago

Chips rock! Hobbyists are all winners!

Dim
Dim
6 years ago

Interesting

Hap Hapablap
Hap Hapablap
6 years ago

I’m in.

Thanks

Anthony.H
6 years ago

Hello Jean-Luc,

Would be nice to test it, I’m in too !

Thanks!

proggerbg
proggerbg
6 years ago

I need octa core board

bobby
bobby
6 years ago

would be nice to be part of my collection of dev boards

Gioppino
Gioppino
6 years ago

Great site! I’m in!

david
david
6 years ago

sounds like a transformer?

nobe
nobe
6 years ago

nice one 🙂

Patrice
6 years ago

Cool, I’m in

ROBERTO RODRIGUES
ROBERTO RODRIGUES
6 years ago

Hi all.
This board had so many potential hut indeed the support from Chinese como anise is very poor

Husain
Husain
6 years ago

Im in

Vampyrus
Vampyrus
6 years ago

Thanks

Alberto
Alberto
6 years ago

(._.)/

Mat
Mat
6 years ago

My Cubietruck needs a friend.

Andrius
Andrius
6 years ago

+1

Evgeniy
Evgeniy
6 years ago

Great site, great giveaway! I would like to start developing my own devices with A80 Optimusboard:)

Crypto
Crypto
6 years ago

+ 1

Grant
Grant
6 years ago

Thanks.

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago

+1

VP
VP
6 years ago

Count me in!

Suren Zadurian
Suren Zadurian
6 years ago

I’m in too 🙂

Edgaras
Edgaras
6 years ago

Count me in!

Željko
Željko
6 years ago

Hi! 🙂

Jan Oberuc
Jan Oberuc
6 years ago

Thanks.

cata
cata
6 years ago

+1

Eero
Eero
6 years ago

I will take it, thank you 🙂

Mitchell4you
6 years ago

Would be cool..to test this unit

Cheers

Toomas
Toomas
6 years ago

Thank you!

Rivo
Rivo
6 years ago

One for me perhaps?

mallikarjun
mallikarjun
6 years ago

Thats a interesting board I want

Roshin
Roshin
6 years ago

Hi
Count me in

Malek
6 years ago

Hi,

I am in!

Good luck for all 🙂

kkarpowi
kkarpowi
6 years ago

And one for me, please…

Yasir
Yasir
6 years ago

I am in

Mark Barnett
Mark Barnett
6 years ago

Me too please

hasancan
hasancan
6 years ago

im in da house

theeuwke
theeuwke
6 years ago

Am I feeling lucky? Punk!

Jim st
Jim st
6 years ago

I’m in

Adi
Adi
6 years ago

I’m game.

natsu
natsu
6 years ago

I’m in

Ghino
Ghino
6 years ago

I am in

Blu
Blu
6 years ago

+1

Kozzi
Kozzi
6 years ago

And again

Ma
Ma
6 years ago

Me too

Ruben
Ruben
6 years ago

Me too, thanks

iamfrankenstein
iamfrankenstein
6 years ago

Big want!!!!

Kroby
Kroby
6 years ago

I’m in

stickman
stickman
6 years ago

Count me in!

Tim
Tim
6 years ago

I”m in 🙂

Mark hargaden
Mark hargaden
6 years ago

count me in

Robbe91
Robbe91
6 years ago

Im in!

heniek
heniek
6 years ago

Looks cool

Paul
6 years ago

Please pick me.

Fran Aquino
Fran Aquino
6 years ago

8 cores… I want it!

kad930
kad930
6 years ago

need it !

Richard Osterloh
Richard Osterloh
6 years ago

Yes!

Jan
Jan
6 years ago

The Optimusboard looks great. Is it possible to run it hardware accelerated and dualboot Android / Linux? Thumbs pressed – for all.

Jablan
Jablan
6 years ago

Powerfull, count me in!

Alexandros K.
Alexandros K.
6 years ago

Count me in!

pietrushnic
6 years ago

It would be great to play with another Allwinner board.

Stelios
Stelios
6 years ago

Count me in!

Anor neto
Anor neto
6 years ago

Wooow cool, let’s see what happens. I wanna win!

peter
peter
6 years ago

Im in,using the rockchip dual core with Android, so why not TY

Roberto Rodrigues
Roberto Rodrigues
6 years ago

Hi all.

This is one of my favourite boards, but indeed the lack of support and updates….. damn chinese support..

Cassiano
Cassiano
6 years ago

Hi, I realy love use this board in my projects.

Jasper
Jasper
6 years ago

I’m in.

Jens Lucius
Jens Lucius
6 years ago

I want to try it!

Kalin Sabevski
Kalin Sabevski
6 years ago

I like this board 🙂 !

Peter
Peter
6 years ago

Count me in, please ! 🙂

Dainis
6 years ago

Nice to have it! 🙂

Leonardo
6 years ago

Count me in !
Thanks!

@lex
@lex
6 years ago

Nice board, i would like one. Touché!

Andre Fortin
Andre Fortin
6 years ago

Little but packs a powerful punch !

onebir
onebir
6 years ago

Lol don’t oversell it CNX 😉

Jose Luis
Jose Luis
6 years ago

Aha. This one is the one I really need. Thanks for this giveaway……

good luck

Bogolisk
Bogolisk
6 years ago

I’m in

Gil
Gil
6 years ago

I’m in too 🙂

PJE
PJE
6 years ago

Im in…

lexi8821
lexi8821
6 years ago

🙂

Marc
Marc
6 years ago

Wow! I’m sure I want it more than all of you! 😉

Diego
Diego
6 years ago

Here I am

Bass74
Bass74
6 years ago

Tutti insieme appassionatamente

Bass74
Bass74
6 years ago

Arrivano i nostri!

Bass74
Bass74
6 years ago

Speriamo che funzioni veramente bene

Nuno
Nuno
6 years ago

winner winner chicken dinner

Zimelemon
Zimelemon
6 years ago

I want it … very nice board !
Thanks

rosh
rosh
6 years ago

am in

Francis Belanger
Francis Belanger
6 years ago

I’m in

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

I am in. Thanks

dvl36
dvl36
6 years ago

I’m in.

G
G
6 years ago

win win win

Oren
Oren
6 years ago

Count me in!

Sergio
Sergio
6 years ago

Hi!

Roll the dices!

ax
ax
6 years ago

Count me

Spicysaturdayboy
Spicysaturdayboy
6 years ago

This is the one interesting board for me. I’m in…

Cristian Filipescu
Cristian Filipescu
6 years ago

Awesome, +1

Wayne W
Wayne W
6 years ago

Count me in 🙂

Aetherminous
Aetherminous
6 years ago

Thank you!

slowstream
slowstream
6 years ago

I am in!

massimo
massimo
6 years ago

cnx the best!

Anton Leontiev
Anton Leontiev
6 years ago

Cool board!

Wenle Zheng
6 years ago

wow, what’s the chance to win this? 1/10000?

Simon
Simon
6 years ago

Count me in!

Andrea
Andrea
6 years ago

I’m in.

Karel
Karel
6 years ago

Count me in

Fernando
Fernando
6 years ago

I’m in!

Trus7777
Trus7777
6 years ago

I’m here

Juraj
Juraj
6 years ago

Be luck with me.

Jay
Jay
6 years ago

Cool!! :p

flo
flo
6 years ago

🙂

Vivien
Vivien
6 years ago

Hoo I really want to play with this one !!

JimmyP
JimmyP
6 years ago

Count me in!

Esteban
Esteban
6 years ago

I’m in… Thanks

doru
doru
6 years ago

Let’s try…

Jacer
Jacer
6 years ago

Nice board. I am a college student from China. Can you send me a sample for testing and reviewing? I will promote this board.

Pere
Pere
6 years ago

me too, thanks

i4all
i4all
6 years ago

I’m in. Thanks.

Bruno Gonçalves
Bruno Gonçalves
6 years ago

in

PeterPan
PeterPan
6 years ago

Oooh! I have some of the Olimex A20 boards and their great. Hopefully I can try on of these boards.

Auke
Auke
6 years ago

+1

stefan
6 years ago

in, ty

Shen
Shen
6 years ago

good luck everyone.

Carlos Santos
Carlos Santos
6 years ago

Count me in! 😀

BMike
BMike
6 years ago

Count me in.

Adriano
Adriano
6 years ago

Hi, i’m in

RobBrownNZ
RobBrownNZ
6 years ago

Count me in, thanks!

tabs
6 years ago

I <3 cnx-software

Stancho
Stancho
6 years ago

So mach ppeople, good luck for the board!

driv3l
driv3l
6 years ago

Hope I win!

Tim
Tim
6 years ago

THIS! This is the one I want!

Jian
Jian
6 years ago

Always want to try a octa core. Thanks!

loboris
loboris
6 years ago

Thanks!

Demetris
Demetris
6 years ago

me,me,me…

Kikka
Kikka
6 years ago

I am here too

Steffy
Steffy
6 years ago

I am in

Regor
Regor
6 years ago

I am in. Fingers crossed.

Freire
Freire
6 years ago

I am here.

Peja
Peja
6 years ago

A80 is a very powerful SoC.

Fossxplorer
Fossxplorer
6 years ago

I’m in.

Rob
Rob
6 years ago

Yes please!

Indy
Indy
6 years ago

Hi I am in

Rajaseelan
Rajaseelan
6 years ago

Linux for Arm!!!

paul Taraneh
paul Taraneh
6 years ago

Fingers crossed, please enter my name
Paul Taraneh

Andrew
Andrew
6 years ago

This is a comment! I want it!

Rafael duarte
Rafael duarte
6 years ago

To be blessed

Aureliu
Aureliu
6 years ago

Try number 201

Brian Jackson
Brian Jackson
6 years ago

Free stuff

Joseph
Joseph
6 years ago

Yes, I want it.

Syphos
Syphos
6 years ago

Thanks for the invite

Luke
Luke
6 years ago

Thank you for this one! Count me in please.

Agileone
Agileone
6 years ago

Come to Papa!

Gungsukma
Gungsukma
6 years ago

Mine, mine, mine, mine..

Kedar Koppikar
Kedar Koppikar
6 years ago

My Precious!

Al
Al
6 years ago

I’m in if its not to late

Chetan
Chetan
6 years ago

Yes I’m in…

M. Ruemper
M. Ruemper
6 years ago

I want it 🙂

todayz
todayz
6 years ago

Yes, I want it.

RelentlesS
RelentlesS
6 years ago

Let’s become a winner.

Dan Stefan
6 years ago

I am in.

Ben
Ben
6 years ago

Fantastic

Umar
Umar
6 years ago

I’m in

Matthew
Matthew
6 years ago

count me in. thanks

voznik
voznik
6 years ago

let’s win!

Joseph Teh
Joseph Teh
6 years ago

Hoping to win 🙂

Singman
Singman
6 years ago

+1

dextop
dextop
6 years ago

I love you 🙂

Janne Mäkinen
Janne Mäkinen
6 years ago

Here goes nothing!

Davy
Davy
6 years ago

+1

Imre Nagy
Imre Nagy
6 years ago

Hell yeah

Thomas
Thomas
6 years ago

Please count me in :-))

Alberto
Alberto
6 years ago

I want it!

Dragon
Dragon
6 years ago

i like it

ele
ele
6 years ago

It will be mine, oh yes!

Antonio Arosa
Antonio Arosa
6 years ago

I like it too, ja

E.Tolga Ozdemir
E.Tolga Ozdemir
6 years ago

I am in, i want it 🙂 Thanks.

andrew
andrew
6 years ago

yes please

Dovydas
Dovydas
6 years ago

I want it too 🙂

JotaMG
JotaMG
6 years ago

232, wow!

Nattapong
Nattapong
6 years ago

Sure, I’m in. Lucky to you all

Fakham
Fakham
6 years ago

I’m in

DesiEngineer
DesiEngineer
6 years ago

Yes! Please!!

consuelaSaysNo
consuelaSaysNo
6 years ago

I am very interested in this board, I’ve never programmed such board before. Looking forward to see that puppy in action.

Vinicius Tinti
Vinicius Tinti
6 years ago

I am in too!

Rodrigo
Rodrigo
6 years ago

I’m in. Good luck for all

Oliver
Oliver
6 years ago

i’m in!

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Im so in.

Mat
Mat
6 years ago

I’m definitely in!

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