UDOO-X86 Part 2: Roaring performance // Review

In Part 1 of this video I looked at the UDOO-X86 from the electronics Maker perspective.

In Part 2 I’ll be looking at the CPU and graphics performance of the board on Linux as well as RemixOS. Continue reading UDOO-X86 Part 2: Roaring performance // Review

UDOO-X86: No RISC slice of the X86 Pi // Review

Another X86 based SBC hits the market. What’s this new board like? How good is it?

In Part 1 of the UDOO-X86 review, I take a look at how this board performs for the electronics Maker. Continue reading UDOO-X86: No RISC slice of the X86 Pi // Review

LeMaker HiKey: A very cool 8 core SBC // Review

The LeMaker HiKey seems to be one of the better 8 core SBCs around. Here’s why… Continue reading LeMaker HiKey: A very cool 8 core SBC // Review

Orange Pi PC2: A 64bit gremlin? // Review

So, yet another Orange Pi board called the PC2. It’s sporting the new 64bit quad core Allwinner H5 MCU. Is this really a good idea? Continue reading Orange Pi PC2: A 64bit gremlin? // Review

NanoPi-M3: 8 blazing cores, but… // Review

The NanoPi-M3 has 8 1.4GHz ARM cores. That’s all well and good, but can you actually use this small SBC? Continue reading NanoPi-M3: 8 blazing cores, but… // Review

LattePanda Update: Cool it! // Review

This is an update on my initial LattePanda review, where I tackle the over-heating problem and look at power supply and network performance testing. Continue reading LattePanda Update: Cool it! // Review

LattePanda 32bit: Too hot to handle? // Review

The LattePanda is one of the few x86 based SBCs on the market. Is it too hot to handle? Continue reading LattePanda 32bit: Too hot to handle? // Review

Pine64: Will it ever be ready? // Review Update 2

4 months later. Is the Pine64 now ready for the Maker? How has the Pine64 development progressed?

Find out in this video if the Pine64 has addressed all the concerns I had in my original review. Continue reading Pine64: Will it ever be ready? // Review Update 2

NanoPC-T3: Maker board or desktop? // Review

Does FriendlyARM’s NanoPC-T3 have an identity crisis? Should it be considered a true Maker board or a desktop?
Find out in this review of one of the few 8 core SBCs on the market. Continue reading NanoPC-T3: Maker board or desktop? // Review

UP Board: The Raspberry Pi killer? // Review

Will the new UpBoard be a true Raspberry Pi killer? What is this new board like and how does it help the Maker?

Find out in this review. Continue reading UP Board: The Raspberry Pi killer? // Review

Pine64: Remix OS, Pi Hats and booting // Review Update

This is an update to my Pine64 review answering questions from my YouTube subscribers.
Question 1: Can you test out Remix O/S?
Question 2: Can you test out a Raspberry Pi hat to see if it works?
Question 3: Can a Raspbian / Raspberry Pi 3 image be used on the Pine64? Continue reading Pine64: Remix OS, Pi Hats and booting // Review Update

Pine64: Is it worth your money? // Review

Is the new Pine64 really worth your had earned money?
Can it generate enough momentum to take over the king of SBCs, the Raspberry Pi 3?

In this review we’ll be unboxing and running it through it’s paces to see if it really is worth buying. Continue reading Pine64: Is it worth your money? // Review