Sharks Cove is Microsoft’s answer to Raspberry Pi


Sharks CoveListen up, tiny computer fans! Microsoft has just launched the Sharks Cove, its Windows-based answer to the Raspberry Pi – although its price tag suggests that it’s aimed at a slightly wealthier market.

While the current Pi, the Model B+, costs just R450, the Sharks Cove is priced at $299 (R3,200) – but that does include the Windows 8.1 operating system and all the necessary utilities to run it on the board.


The board itself is based on a quad-core Intel Atom processor (the Pi uses ARM architecture) and sports 1GB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage, so it’s also a lot more powerful than the single-core Pi. It’s designed as a development board for both Windows and Android, and Microsoft believes it’ll find a market among independent hardware vendors and enthusiasts who want to build small but fully-featured computers – so probably a different audience to the Pi.

Sharks Cove is available for pre-order now, and Microsoft has set up a site where prospective users can learn more here:

Source: Microsoft


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