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Old 04-08-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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An Embedded System for $100 ?!


Where can I find a small computer or an embedded board that can run a light Linux distro for under $100? I tried norhtec.com, but their computers cannot display on wide screens. So, do I have other options?

Thank you
 
Old 04-08-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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Depends on where you are located. The boards are much cheaper.
See linuxdevices.com first

VIA C3 1Ghz +...cost about < $60 (retail)
 
Old 04-08-2009, 11:30 AM   #3
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Most embedded sytemes do no have video for any screen let alone a widescreen..

I think you are looking for a small computer board. mini ITX possibly http://www.mini-itx.com/

What is the project you are looking to use this for ?


http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=47

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Old 04-09-2009, 10:26 AM   #4
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Thank you guys

Let me more specific! What I have been looking for is a $100 system that includes the following:

1. Board (with CPU & RAM)
2. Small case
3. Power supply (not of those bulky ATX ones)

eBox, Norhtec, and a number of other companies provide such systems. The only thing I could not find is a system that is capable of displaying on wide screens.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 02:32 AM   #5
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Thank you guys

Let me more specific! What I have been looking for is a $100 system that includes the following:

1. Board (with CPU & RAM)
2. Small case
3. Power supply (not of those bulky ATX ones)

eBox, Norhtec, and a number of other companies provide such systems. The only thing I could not find is a system that is capable of displaying on wide screens.

How *wide* exactly would you like it to be?
I'm currently working with the MINI2440 with 7" LCD from www.developmentboard.net, to me it seems quit nice so far:
Samsung S3C2440 CPU (arm920t, 400MHz)
64MB SDRAM, 64MB Nand Flash
Small dimension@10x10cm, nice appearance
serial, USBs, ethernet...
Linux and WinCE ready
and the vendor provides really supportive documentations.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 03:09 AM   #6
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That is a good one Leon20008, but not what I've been looking for.

The computer I'm looking for should be able to output 1360x768 px or more for ≤24" LCDs. I'm not sure such a system exist or not, but what I know is that many people are looking for it! Some company might have produced it or will produce it. So, I'll keep looking for it
 
Old 04-29-2009, 03:14 AM   #7
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That is a good one Leon20008, but not what I've been looking for.

The computer I'm looking for should be able to output 1360x768 px or more for ≤24" LCDs. I'm not sure such a system exist or not, but what I know is that many people are looking for it! Some company might have produced it or will produce it. So, I'll keep looking for it

With their VGA converter you might be able to connect the MINI2440 to a larger LCD display, but 24"...

I don't know
 
Old 05-31-2009, 11:00 PM   #8
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1360x768? only know 1024x768 display driver,
provide arm display up to 1024x768 vga output: <<Deleted advertising link>>

Last edited by pixellany; 06-01-2009 at 07:12 AM. Reason: advertising
 
Old 06-01-2009, 07:14 AM   #9
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quick;

No advertising please. For the correct way to advertise here, there is a link at the bottom of the page.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #10
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i suggest looking in amazon, newegg, tigerdirect for mini-itx. there are zotac ion for about 80-150 dollars.
 
  


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