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

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

Orange Pi+ 2: Now with Magic Smoke! // Review

The Orange Pi+ 2 is a step up from the previous generation. In this brief review I look at what it offers us… right before the magic smoke genie appeared. Damn! Continue reading Orange Pi+ 2: Now with Magic Smoke! // 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

NanoPi2: Any advantage over the real Pi? // Review

Unboxing FriendlyARM’s NanoPi2. It’s smaller than the Raspberry Pi, but what advantages are there over the real Pi? Is it good for the Maker? Can it support a desktop for those wanting a tiny mobile computer?
Find out in this MickMake review. Continue reading NanoPi2: Any advantage over the real Pi? // 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