Beagle Board

I'm always on the look out for small silent power-sipping computers. My home server is an NSLU2, and I love it in many ways, but its performance and memory size remind me of the PC I had 15 years ago.

The other day I discovered the Beagle Board. It has a 500MHz superscalar ARM processor, 128MB of RAM, an SD card slot, a USB port, and video output, all for 150 USD. Lots of information is available at and the embedded Linux wiki. And there are a bunch of demo videos on youtube.

This might well be the successor to my NSLU2 (though I'll wait for the Rev C board, which should have the main USB port working — the earlier revs have to do everything through the little USB OTG port). It's a shame there is no case for it, but I'm sure I'll be able to work something out.

Comment from Jason Kridner

The ARM on the Beagle Board will run up to 600MHz.

You can purchase a case from Special Computing.