I took a punt on an ODROID-XU. Who knows if this will actually arrive, but if it does it could be an interesting bit of ARM 32 bit hardware.
The processor is the Samsung Exynos 5410. It has eight cores in an unusual arrangement known as big.LITTLE: Four high power high performance Cortex-A15 1.6 GHz cores and four low power Cortex-A7 1.2 GHz cores.
The A15 cores are interesting because they may support hardware virtualization (although it could be, as with the Chromebook, that hardware virt is scuppered by the firmware — we’ll find out).
The RAM is light, only 2 GB, but that’s just about enough for development work.
The rest of the hardware is similar to a screen-less Chromebook, ie. USB 3, SD slot, etc.
It has a fan! (WTF?)
|$199 (~£124)||Item + shipping|
|up to ~£30||Customs + charges|
|up to ~£154||TOTAL|