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Small, cheap boxes. Ok if e.g. box is missing (can be added later), but not if way off our [[FreedomBox/HardwareRequirements|hardware requirements]],
or if design goals are clearly different (e.g. price tag above $200).
Boxes matching or surpassing the !DreamPlug in price and core features (see also [[FreedomBox/HardwareRequirements|hardware requirements]]):

 * fanless (in normal rooms, also on very hot days)
 * $160/€120 or cheaper
 * min. ½GB ram (for 32bit operation - likely min. 1GB for 64bit)
 * min. 1GHz CPU (for ARMv5 CPUs - different for other CPUs)
 * uSD slot, easy accessible
 * ethernet (proper builtin or on daughterboard, not "toys" like USB-attached or ENC28J60)
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||!DreamPlug       ||1.2||armel ||½||2|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||bg ||1000x2|| (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-54-dreamplug-devkit.aspx|$159]]|| ||'''!DreamPlug''' ||1.2||armel ||½||2|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||bg ||1000x2|| (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-54-dreamplug-devkit.aspx|$159]]||
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||Nitrogen6_Lite ||1 ||armhf ||½||-|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||- ||100 || {X} || {X} ||[[http://boundarydevices.com/products/nitrogen6_lite/|$149]]||
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||OLinuxIno A13 ||1 ||armhf*||½||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||- || {X} || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/|€45]]||
||OLinuxIno A13 WIFI ||1 ||armhf*||½||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||bgn|| {X} || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/|€55]]||
||OLinuxIno A13 MICRO ||1 ||armhf*||¼||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||- || {X} || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/|€35]]||

Target Hardware

Boxes matching or surpassing the DreamPlug in price and core features (see also hardware requirements):

  • fanless (in normal rooms, also on very hot days)
  • $160/€120 or cheaper
  • min. ½GB ram (for 32bit operation - likely min. 1GB for 64bit)
  • min. 1GHz CPU (for ARMv5 CPUs - different for other CPUs)
  • uSD slot, easy accessible
  • ethernet (proper builtin or on daughterboard, not "toys" like USB-attached or ENC28J60)

Name

Speed (GHz)

Debian arch

Ram (GB)

disk (GB)

SD

USB (rev.)

SATA

Wifi

Ethernet speed

boxed

?open

Price (w/o shipping)

BeagleBone Black

1

armhf

½

2

(./)

2

-

-

100

{OK}

(./)

€39

Cubieboard

1

armhf*

1

4

(./)

2

(./)

-

100

{OK}

{X}

$49

Cubieboard2

1x2

armhf*

1

4

(./)

2

(./)

-

100

{OK}

{X}

$59

Cubietruck

1x2

armhf*

2

8

(./)

2

(./)

bgn

1000

{OK}

{X}

$89

CuBox

0.8x2

armhf*

1

4

(./)

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

$120

CuBox-i1

1

armhf*

½

-

(./)

2

-

-

100

(./)

{X}

$45

CuBox-i2

1x2

armhf*

1

-

(./)

2

-

-

100

(./)

{X}

$70

CuBox-i2Ultra

1x2

armhf*

1

-

(./)

2

(./)

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

$95

CuBox-i4Pro

1x4

armhf*

2

-

(./)

2

(./)

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

$120

DreamPlug

1.2

armel

½

2

(./)

2

(./)

bg

1000x2

(./)

{X}

$159

Hackberry

1

armhf*

1

4

(./)

2

-

bgn

100

{OK}

{X}

$65

Iteaduino Plus A10

1

armhf*

1

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

100

{OK}

(./)

$57

Iteaduino Plus A20

1x2

armhf*

1

4

(./)

2

(./)

-

100

{OK}

(./)

$67

MarsBoard A10 Dev

1

armhf*

1

4

(./)

2

(./)

-

100

{X}

{X}

$45

MarsBoard A20 Dev

1

armhf*

1

4

(./)

2

(./)

-

100

{X}

{X}

$54

MiraBox

1

armhf

1

1

(./)

3

-

bgn

1000x2

(./)

{X}

$149

Nitrogen6_Lite

1

armhf

½

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

100

{X}

{X}

$149

OLinuxIno A10 LIME

1

armhf*

½

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

100

{OK}

(./)

€30

OLinuxIno A10S MICRO

1

armhf*

½

-

(./)

2

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€45

OLinuxIno A10S MICRO 4GB

1

armhf*

½

4

(./)

2

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€55

OLinuxIno A20 MICRO

1x2

armhf*

1

-

(./)

2

-

-

100

{OK}

(./)

€55

OLinuxIno A20 MICRO 4GB

1x2

armhf*

1

4

(./)

2

(./)

-

100

{OK}

(./)

€65

Sheeva Plug

1

armel

½

½

(./)

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

$99

TonidoPlug²

1.2

armel

½

½

-

2

(./)

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

$119

Utilite Value

1

armhf

½

4

(./)

2

-

-

1000

(./)

{X}

$99

Utilite Standard

1x2

armhf

1

8

(./)

2

-

bgn

1000x2

(./)

{X}

$159

Wandboard Solo

1

armhf

½

-

(./)

2

-

-

1000

{OK}

{X}

€58

Wandboard Dual

1x2

armhf

1

-

(./)

2

-

bgn

1000

{OK}

{X}

€74

Wandboard Quad

1x4

armhf

2

-

(./)

2

(./)

bgn

1000

{OK}

{X}

€100

  • * Requires non-Debian kernel.
  • {OK} Box is available separately from same vendor.

Promising

Upcoming devices looking promising, but not yet available for general sale.

Unsuitable

  • Odroid: Too powerful (requires noisy fan or too expensive to ship heatsink)

  • Raspberry Pi: Requires non-free blob to boot (and pretty weak when using Debian - Raspbian is not Debian)

Devices too expensive not listed here (that'd be a looong list).

See libreplanet processor review for list of processors, pricing (where found), features including Treacherous-capability, FSF Hardware Endorsement Criteria capability etc.

Some benchmark comparison between different processor famillies, which might help in deciding which platform would best fit the requirements can be found here

Hardware list from the PlugApps project here. Good overview of differences in SheevaPlug-class devices.


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