I'm not sure if this counts, but I got a quad-core Hummingboard (sans motherboard
- I got the CPU/GPU/RAM SoC though!) today from the lovely people at Solid Run. You know what a Raspberry Pi is? You know why Lance Armstrong got his Tour de France wins revoked? (An RPi on steroids is what I'm getting at.
) This was supposed to be the flagship, but I guess it was too expensive for the target price. It's got two more cores, 1GB more memory, and infinity times the wireless bandwidth of the flagship that actually launched.
BUT! If you want, you can buy the "true" flagship through this link
by, under the first drop-down list labeled "carrier," selecting the "Hummingboard Carrier Pro." No need for a power adapter since it uses micro USB power and no need for an SD card because you should have at least one spare. The SoC is modular, called a "MicroSOM" (micro system-on-module), and it used in another of their products with a different motherboard.
Newegg has all the models that actually made it to market available, and it looks like I'm going to get the dual-core flagship with 1GB of DDR3 from them. Buying a standalone carrier board from Solid Run is $81 plus shipping from Israel, so for a net $5 more, I basically get that board and a free SoC from Newegg. Because I screwed up, I'm paying an extra $60 or so. Yeah. Don't do that.
As for what I'm doing with this, I don't actually know. I'm thinking about making a box with a Hummingboard and a battery pack to mount to the back of a mechanical keyboard. Then, I want to get a laptop screen and mount it to some rail system. That gets bolted below the keyboard assembly and can slide out when it's needed. I dunno, like one of those two-in-one laptops with the reversible screens, if that makes sense? Sounds like it should be a liter or two. Maybe I can even use the mini PCIe slot for a desktop GPU!