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Zssfssz 04-08-2012 10:31 PM

Hey, do anyof you know where I could buy an ARM computer?
 
Apparently there are these things called computer 'arms' that let you move the screen around and that totally messes up my search!
Is there a good comany/store for this?
I also don't want it to be a small toaster computer, I want it to not be a embedded but normal minimalistic desktop, But if all you can find is a basic embedded that would be ok too.

PS I don't want to buy in bulk, just one. Hobby!

avishorp 04-09-2012 12:43 AM

There are many ARM based boards available. The raspberry pi is an awesome new board of this kind, very cheap and quite powerful, but you'll have to wait for it two or three months.
Other options may be BeagleBoard, PandaBoard and Mini2440 - all depends on your budget and on your requirements (peripherals, computational power, network, display etc.)
Take also a look in http://www.armkits.com

Avishay

Zssfssz 04-09-2012 01:34 AM

Would like budget ~30-50$ but at most 100$ (this is just a hobby).
Raspberry Pi looks good but I'm impatient right now, any other really cheap options?

floppy_stuttgart 04-09-2012 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zssfssz (Post 4648086)
Would like budget ~30-50$ but at most 100$ (this is just a hobby).
Raspberry Pi looks good but I'm impatient right now, any other really cheap options?

A P4, as second hand, is a better alternative? (pricely)
http://www.ebay.de/itm/FujitsuSiemen...item4cfff8cbd7
Monitor CRT is nearly for free.
So, what is your target with an ARM?
(I had an AMD K6-III and bough a P4 3 months ago. Im happy with it).

Zssfssz 04-09-2012 08:59 AM

What do you mean by target?
I want to run Debian with it if that's what you mean (or NetBSD if that doesn't work out).

suicidaleggroll 04-09-2012 09:09 AM

Check out trimslice. Fit-pc are their x86-based devices, trimslice are their arm-based devices.

http://trimslice.com/web/

rob.rice 04-10-2012 09:33 AM

there are hundreds of single board computers and lots of arm chips out there
BUT!!!! and this is a big but for you
none of them coast less than $100
even the chips for the smallest single board coast more than you want to spend


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