The Raspberry Pi is popular for three major reasons — it is small, inexpensive, and doesn’t consume a lot of electricity. This makes the board very popular for things like education, servers, IoT projects, and media playback.

Today, SolidRun announces an Intel Braswell-based MicroSoM. Unlike the ARM-powered Raspberry Pi, this is x86 compatible, meaning it can run full Windows 10. Plus, if you install a Linux distro, there will be far more packages available, such as Google Chrome, which is not available for Pi. Heck, it can probably serve as a respectable desktop. Even though it costs more than the Raspberry Pi, is it a better deal?

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