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  • Hmm, $100 (USD, I presume) might be pushing it, but there's the ARM-based BeagleBoard ([url]http://beagleboard.org/[/url]) for $149. It outputs DVI-D, and seems to be able to handle widescreen without any problems ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH4ZSpehNQw[/url]).

    Answered by mgroufsky
    5 years ago
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  • I noticed in my latest Linux Journal, the RouterStation and RouterStation Pro are only $59 and $79 respectively. I have no idea if they even output any video, but the Pro has 256MB of RAM, so it could be possible to hack a VGA controller on if not.

    Answered by l33tmyst
    5 years ago
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  • PC Engines ([url]http://www.pcengines.ch/[/url]) has several AMD Geode-based options under $100, but that is motherboard only. Several of them have VGA output. You might also consider searching ebay for thin clients in your price range, if you don't mind used; for example: ([url]http://shop.ebay.com/items/__thin-client?_dmpt=COMP_EN_Workstations&_fln=1&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=100[/url])

    Answered by drinkypoo
    5 years ago
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  • you can have it for 200, and as some others already said, maybe for 150 - but 100 - nope, get used stuff... even a brand new mobile phone is more expensive

    Answered by arno911
    5 years ago
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  • It depends of what you're trying to achieve, if it's for your personal usage and you don't need an industry class device (for fabs) you can try to find something from the consumer market.
    If you need something with video out you can even use WDTV from Western Digital, it's mainly used as a set top box but it has video and usb ports (for eth and storage if you need it) and it has Linux inside, they're now selling were I live for 80€ (~100$),
    Neuros devices from http://www.neurostechnology.com/ linux inside, GPL licenses (so you've a toolchain and compilers), they've ethernet, video, audio and so on.

    If you don't need video (when it's not a workstation) and you just need a linux device in your net just grab a "quite common" access point supported by OpenWrt.ORG and hack it for your needs. I've several machines designed for making something else (AP, Routers, NAS) with my own custom linux version and I'm using them as home applicances (for domotics in my case)

    from your question WDTV would be a nice bet

    Answered by ben
    5 years ago
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  • Well,

    if you can accept an 800x600 resolution (and a price higher than 100$, I mean nealry 300$) you could try with

    SKY2440-v2 with 7" LCD with VGA converter from Hiteg Ltd (China)

    Here you have the link

    http://www.developmentboard.net/index.php/productdetail/Development+board/ARM9/SAMSUNG/S3C2440/SKY2440-v2+with+7%22+LCD/info/1

    This a development kit. They have also different boards at a lower price: may be you can find there (http://www.developmentboard.net) what you're looking for.

    Bye

    David

    Answered by dnegroni
    5 years ago
    0 1
  • Have you tried ebay? You can run Linux on an old computer, for example a Pentium P4 for less than $50 including shipping to northern Indiana:

    [url]http://computers.shop.ebay.com/PC-Desktops-/179/i.html?LH_BIN=1&LH_IncludeSIF=1&Brand=Dell&_nkw=computer&_catref=1&_dmpt=Desktop_PCs&_fcid=1&_fln=1&_localstpos=46303&_sc=1&_sop=15&_ssov=1&_sticky=1&_stpos=46303&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282&gbr=1[/url]

    Answered by twoelectric
    5 years ago
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  • Hawkboard will be interesting choice too at 6000 Indian Rupees (Approximately US $120).

    [url]http://www.hawkboard.org/[/url]

    Answered by kunal
    5 years ago
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  • Tom totally missed the topic, where're discussing about embedded devices, so everything you can use and with:
    - small footprint (when possible)
    - small power requirements (under 50W or less)
    - reliable and stable, a PC is not reliable at all
    - industrial proof or resistant to temperatures different from a common office environment (when needed or applicable)

    Answered by ben
    5 years ago
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  • Kunal has found an interesting object, wonder if someone is distributing it in Europe or EMEA
    need to search...

    Answered by ben
    5 years ago
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  • Andrea,
    I think they will ship it in europe ( ofcourse shipping charges with it ).

    You can order it here:
    http://www.innovatesolutions.net/hawkboard/order

    Just mail them and confirm it.

    Answered by kunal
    5 years ago
    0 1
  • i've been using a ALIX board (pcegines.ch) for a while and i think it's a good option for embedded systems.

    Answered by MarcosGranero
    4 years ago
    0 0
  • Quickarm Technology Limited, which is located in Shenzhen City, China, has been designing and manufacturing Single Board Computers (SBC's) since 2006. We originally produced SBC's for software developers but as more and more functionality was integrated onto the CPU it became economically feasible to design and produce boards which could be used for both OEM use and software development.


    The Quickarm Single Board computers are based upon today's most popular integrated CPU architectures such as ARM. Our SBC's are small in size and low in price, fully featured and easy to use. All series provide a cost effective platform for integration into custom equipment as well as for software development. Our boards derive much of their functionality from the CPU but supplement that functionality with selected off-chip peripherals. If you have any questions about our products and services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Best wishes

    Mark Li
    Quickarm Technology Co. Ltd
    Tel: 0086-755-23493110
    Fax: 0086-755-82092096
    Cell phone: 0086-13926599092
    www.quickarm.net
    MSN: quickarm@hotmail.com

    Answered by quickarm
    4 years ago
    0 0
  • Nice to see commercial/tech advise from Mark, I'll try to contact you if you also provide samples or one unit shipping. I'm quite interested in it

    Ben

    Answered by ben
    4 years ago
    0 0
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