• @h3ndrik@feddit.de
    5 months ago

    That Odroid has an Intel processor, so no Arm. But I have no issues with that. I ran a few single board computers that were okay (except for the gpu).

    I don’t think the price is entirely justified. Maybe you pay for the name and support a local company. And it’s better integrated than on some cheap stuff from China. Idk.

    Thanks for the link. But I’d have to pay an additional $85 for taxes/duties and shipping. And at this point I think I’d pay the difference to get one with the current generation of ryzen processors which have way better graphics and DDR5 RAM. This mini pc claims to have all that, 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD at a price tag of 519€.

    • Huh. Maybe I have the model wrong; I’ve had it for several years. I’ll have to pop the case tomorrow and check. In any case:

      gurthang ~ % uname -a
      Linux gurthang #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Dec 3 18:40:50 BRST 2014 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux

      whichever model it is, it’s definitely ARM. I bought two at the same time for a home automation project, and one had since kicked the bucket.

      Re VAT: oof. I got 64GB RAM for mine for only a little more than your taxes. That’s rough. Good luck, whatever you choose.

      • @h3ndrik@feddit.de
        15 months ago

        I have no clue. I just typed in the name into google. Maybe it showed me the wrong specs. My numbers would be off then but I don’t really care because I don’t want to buy one be that as it may.

        Hehe. Yeah thanks for the link anyway. I can find the same or a similar product on Amazon Germany and it will be significantly cheaper.

        I just haven’t decided yet if I want a mini pc in the first place. I always wanted one of those Ryzen 7000 in my laptop. I could use that money and have it contribute to one of those current framework laptops.

        • Sorry; it’s a U3+. I guess the “plus” means “extra RISC?” Anyway, it isn in the same league as a modern Ryzen, of course.

          I really like mine, TBH. I don’t do anything that would stress the GPU, and CPU is a ridiculous upgrade from the XPS13 laptop I’ve been using for the past couple of years. Not to mention the 64GB of RAM - having everything be in memory almost always makes it seem faster than it probably is. The RAM is cheap, too.

          I love the Framework laptops. When I need to be on the move again, that’s going to be my next machine.