FriendlyARM’s “NanoPi M1” SBC runs Linux on a quad-core, Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3, and offers HDMI, four USB ports, a microSD slot, and 40-pin Pi expansion.
Guangzhou, China based FriendlyARM has further accelerated the race to the bottom in the low-cost, open-spec hacker board market, delivering a NanoPi M1 SBC that costs a mere $11. That’s only $1 more than a similar, but less feature-rich Orange Pi One hacker board from Shenzhen Xunlong that launched in January. However, as noted by a CNXSoft report, which alerted us to the announcement, shipping to the U.S. costs another $10, for a total of $21. By comparison, the Orange Pi One asks only $3.77 for shipping, for a total of $13.77.
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