Day has started as usual. Looked at my Google+, Facebook and Twitter streams and noticed new toy: ODROID-X developer board from HardKernel.

Is it interesting board? Yes, it is:

  • Quad core Exynos4412 CPU (ARM Cortex-A9)
  • 1GB ram
  • 6 x High speed USB2.0 Host port
  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 LAN Jack
  • Audio codec with headphone jack and microphone jack
  • (micro)HDMI output with audio

Open Exynos4 Quad Mobile Development Platform

As usual some things to complain about:

  • 1.8V serial console with own connector (15USD for cable)
  • microHDMI connector when normal HDMI would fit
  • no Serial ATA (Exynos 4210 has controller, no docs for 4412)
  • 2GB ram would be lovely (Samsung Galaxy S3 has it in Korean version)

Anyway looks like during month I will check does someone from friends wants to buy it and get one for myself. May be good replacement for Pandaboard and/or MX53 Quickstart.

ODROID-X developer board

13 thoughts on “ODROID-X developer board

  • 12th July 2012 at 14:04

    One other thing that I’d liek to add is the SD slot – the space can be used a lot beeter with microSD one.

    • 12th July 2012 at 14:15

      What you people have against full size SD slot?

      OK, microSD + normal HDMI have more sense but with current design I prefer full size SD cause have bunch of SD cards here.

      • 12th July 2012 at 15:00

        Nothing per se. It simply is just about the space you can save on the board. Nowadays pretty much any card is available as a microSD + adapter.

  • 12th July 2012 at 15:15

    15$ for a cable? where do you go shopping, in Harrods?

  • 17th July 2012 at 07:29

    1 GB of RAM for ARM at last. And Mali 400 GPU, which is/will be supported by Linux. Yes, 2 GB of RAM would be better, and lack of SATA and normal HDMI probably will prevent it from being Desktop alternative.

    BTW can/did you check how much power does it consume?

  • 29th August 2012 at 23:47

    Have you ordered yours yet? You live in Poland? I got mine, but did not order the UART and eMMC module which would be very helpful now…. but doesn’t make sense to pay $30 for delivery just those two things…

    • 2nd September 2012 at 15:16

      Not ordered yet. Too many live changes at once moved all orders out.

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