Are you in the market for a tiny hobby-style board like the Raspberry Pi but yearn for something with a bit more power that also happens to be based on the x86 architecture? If so, the JaguarBoard currently seeking funding on Kickstarter may be worth a look.
The JaguarBoard is an x86-based single board computer that measures just 101.9mm x 64.5mm x 1.6mm. It’s powered by Intel’s quad-core Atom Z3735G (1.33GHz that boosts up to 1.83GHz) mated with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of local eMMC storage.
The board features one HDMI 1.4 port, a 10/100 LAN port, three USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, two COM ports, an SDIO port, four GPIO pins and an I2C port. Because it’s an x86 platform, you’re free to install a variety of different operating systems including Linux and Windows.
The Kickstarter campaign blew past its initial goal of $3,000 as more than 400 backers have collectively pledged over $25,000 as of writing. The first two early bird tiers – for $45 and $50 – have unfortunately all been spoken for meaning you’ll need to pluck down $65 to secure your spot. In addition to the board, you’ll also get a USB hub and a 16GB TF card at that price.
Do note that each reward tier lists an estimated delivery of January 2016. Unless they’re planning to ship within the next few days (which may be possible if they’re already manufactured and ready to go), I’m not sure they’ll meet this strict deadline.