Hardkernel released their latest single board ODROID-XU4 mini-PC powered by Samsung Exynos 5422 octa-core processor. ODROID-XU4 supports many variant of Linux operating systems. Samsung Exynos 5422 offers 4 Cortex-A15 CPU cores and 4 ARM Cortex-A7 cores. ODROID-XU4 also provides 2 GB of LP-DDR3 RAM for faster computing.

ODROID-XU4 is a new generation of computing device with more powerful, more energy-efficient hardware and a smaller form factor. Offering open source support, the board can run various flavors of Linux, including the latest Ubuntu 15.04 and Android 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop.

By implementing the eMMC 5.0, USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the ODROID-XU4 boasts amazing data transfer speeds, a feature that is increasingly required to support advanced processing power on ARM devices. This allows users to truly experience an upgrade in computing, especially with faster booting, web browsing, networking, and 3D games.

Priced at $74, the ODROID-XU4 is definitely not cheaper than some of the other alternatives like Raspberry Pi 2 but provides more computing power.