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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243 Comments
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Anis
Anis
4 years ago

hello
i’m in
good luck evryone

jeff
jeff
4 years ago

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

Tomasz
Tomasz
4 years ago

Hi,
I can really use this board 🙂

Beq
Beq
4 years ago

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

Yohanes Nugroho
4 years ago

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

Gabriel Tanase
Gabriel Tanase
4 years ago

i’m in

Paul Philip
Paul Philip
4 years ago

Hi I am in

Marc LALLIER
Marc LALLIER
4 years ago

I’m in

memeka
memeka
4 years ago

yay!

Rob Hart
Rob Hart
4 years ago

Too lovely, thanks again.

R. D.
R. D.
4 years ago

Sounds like a challenge, I’m in.

Nitin Bhaskar
Nitin Bhaskar
4 years ago

Count me in!!!

Peter van der Walt
Peter van der Walt
4 years ago

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

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

Why not.. would love to enter

James
James
4 years ago

Ill take one thanks 🙂

Bamvor
Bamvor
4 years ago

i’m in

sky770
sky770
4 years ago

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

Kiran
Kiran
4 years ago

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

Peter
Peter
4 years ago

Please pick me.

Ohmohm
4 years ago

I’m in. Thanks.

NoBlockNet
4 years ago

Great!

ben
ben
4 years ago

me please

Shaun
Shaun
4 years ago

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

daesh
daesh
4 years ago

i win…

Kleer Kut
Kleer Kut
4 years ago

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

Walter
Walter
4 years ago

I’m in.

Jordon Wu
Jordon Wu
4 years ago

like this

ni4ata
ni4ata
4 years ago

i’m in

bberic
bberic
4 years ago

great

MigSu
MigSu
4 years ago

thanks for this giveaway!

Bazsi
Bazsi
4 years ago

I’m in

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

I Am in too, like it

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

I’ll take it ?

Jiri
Jiri
4 years ago

i’m in

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

I really wish they would update their firmware more often

Miklos
4 years ago

Thank you!

Jorge
Jorge
4 years ago

I’m in

Andrzej
Andrzej
4 years ago

I’m in.

Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming
4 years ago

I’m in to.

Victor
Victor
4 years ago

how lucky am I? =)

Wojciech Lubicz-Lapinski
4 years ago

Please – me 🙂

xUnit
xUnit
4 years ago

I’m in!

arrhenius
arrhenius
4 years ago

im in

Yuriy
Yuriy
4 years ago

I’m in.

Zach
4 years ago

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

moras86
4 years ago

One more time, I’m in.

errepunto
errepunto
4 years ago

I’m in.

Koxx
Koxx
4 years ago

Hi, I am in too !

nastis
4 years ago

This is the one! I feel it!

maurer
maurer
4 years ago

me 2

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