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 * [[Raspberry PI | http://www.raspberrypi.org/]]
  * 700MHz ARM11
  * 128MB of SDRAM
  * OpenGL ES 2.0
  * 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  * Composite and HDMI video output
  * USB 2.0
  * SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
  * General-purpose I/O
  * Target price : $25
    

Target Hardware

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.

Summary

Name

Processor

Ram

Internal storage

HD slot

Wifi

Ethernet

Price (w/o shipping)

Comments

Efika MX Smarttop

ARM Cortex-A8 800MHz

512 MB

8 GB SSD

No

802.11bgn

1 x 100

129 $

Compulab Trim-Slice

ARM Cortex A9 1GHz

1 GB

?

?

802.11bgn

1 x 1000

N/A

Not available

Sheeva Plug

2.0 Ghz ARMv5 CPU

512 MB

512 MB NAND

No

No

1 x 1000

99 $

Dream Plug

1.2 Ghz ARMv5 CPU

512 MB

2GB microSDC

No

802.11bg

2 x 1000

£112.50 (in UK)

Tonido Plug

1.2 Ghz ARMv5 CPU

?

512 MB Nand

No

No

?

99 $

OpenRD-Ultimate

Marvell Sheeva 1.2 GHz

512 MB

512 MB Nand

Yes (?)

No

2 x 1000

249 $

Other verions available

FitPC2i Value

Intel Atom Z510 1.1GHz

1 GB

None

Yes

No

2 x 1000

298$

Other versions available

Alix 2d2

500 MHz AMD Geode LX800

256 MB

None

N/A

No

2 x 100

109$ (only MB)

Other versions available, requires assembly

Soekris boards

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Northec Microserver HP

VIA Eden ESP 667 MHz

256 MB

40 GB

Yes

No

1 x 100 ?

450 $

Other versions available

Fuloong Mini-PC

Loongson 2F, 800-900MHz

?

?

?

No

1 x 1000

Not available?

ARM based devices

Cortex A8, A9, A15 devices (armhf)

  • EfikaMX

    • Freescale i.MX515 (ARM Cortex-A8 800MHz)
    • 3D Graphics Processing Unit
    • WXGA display support (HDMI)
    • Multi-format HD video decoder and D1 video encoder
    • 512MB RAM
    • 8GB Internal SSD
    • 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
    • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi

    • SDHC card reader
    • 2x USB 2.0 ports
    • Audio jacks for headset
    • Built-in speaker
  • CompuLab Trim-Slice see also YouTube video about the Trim-Slice

    • CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 1GHz with integrated ultra-low power ?GeForce GPU

    • Memory: 1 GB DDR2-800
    • Storage:
      • - Full size SD (SDHC)
      • - Micro SD (SDHC)
      • - SATA SSD (up to 64GB)
    • Networking:
      • - 1 GbE
      • - WiFi 802.11n + BT

    • Display: HDMI 1.3 full-HD + DVI (dual head)
    • Audio: Stereo line-out, line-in, 5.1 digital S/PDIF
    • Video in: PAL/NTSC
    • I/O:
      • - USB2 ports (480 MBps)
      • - USB device
      • - RS232 Serial port
    • Extension: JTAG, 2 UARTs, SPI
    • Housing: Fanless all-metal nickel-plated die-cast
    • Dimensions: 130mm x 95mm x 15mm – 5.1” x 3.7” x 0.6”
    • Power: 8-16V DC, 3W average

ARMv4t, ARMv5 and ARMv6 devices (armel)

  • Plug Computer 3.0
    • 2.0 Ghz ARMv5 CPU (Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
    • 512 MB Nand Flash
    • Integrated Marvell WiFi and Bluetooth, both work in accesspoint mode or client mode.

    • Replaceable 120 GB Internal 1.8 esata drive or 160 GB, 2.5 esata drive (depending on the Vendor). The 2.5 drive is most economical and replaceable without any additional tools.
    • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
  • SheevaPlug/GuruPlug

    • 1.2 Ghz ARMv5 CPU (Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
    • 512 MB Nand Flash
    • Integrated Marvell WiFi and Bluetooth, both work in accesspoint mode or client mode.

    • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
    • Issues: hardware revisions of the Guruplug had heat issues, power supply burn out for ?SheevaPlug

  • DreamPlug ?DreamPlugTesting

    • 1.2 Ghz ARMv5 CPU (Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
    • 512MB 16bit DDR2 @800 MHz
    • internal 2gb microSDHC card for OS and storage
    • Full size SDHC card slot
    • eSATA port
    • JTAG/UART ports for external board
    • Integrated Marvell WiFi b/g and Bluetooth, both work in accesspoint mode or client mode.

    • dual Gigabit Ethernet and 2x USB 2.0
    • Audio: Stereo line-out, line-in, 5.1 digital S/PDIF
  • TonidoPlug

    • Similar specs to SheevaPlug

    • 1.2 Ghz ARMv5 CPU (Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
    • 512 MB Nand Flash
    • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
    • Can easily boot from USB drive (making dev efforts easier; just plug in filesystem)
  • Open-RD

  • NSLU2 (Discontinued)
  • Fonera 2.0n

    • Slow and very limited memory (64MB)
  • QNAP TS 119 NAS (FreedomBox edition)

    • Marvell 6281 1.2GHz (Kirkwood)
    • 512MB DDRII RAM
    • 16MB Flash
    • 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
    • 3 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 2)
    • Fanless, heat dissipation by aluminum case
    • 11 watt idle power with 1 TB HD
    • NAS = built to run 24/7 for years
    • Warranty 1 year.
    • Officially supported by Debian GNU/Linux
  • ?http://www.raspberrypi.org/

    • 700MHz ARM11
    • 128MB of SDRAM
    • OpenGL ES 2.0
    • 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
    • Composite and HDMI video output
    • USB 2.0
    • SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
    • General-purpose I/O
    • Target price : $25

x86 based devices

  • FitPC

  • ALIX and Soekris boards

  • MicroClient (VESA mounting format case) and derivatives (German only page for now, sorry)

  • Generic i386/amd64 PCs or any general purpose computer should also be to run the Freedombox OS, but they are not the primary targets

MIPS based devices