I backed the CHiP (from Next Thing Co.) Kickstarter, and my $9 computer just arrived yesterday. I’ve already got OpenHAB set up on my Raspberry Pi 2, but I"m considering moving the installation over to the CHiP for two reasons:
- CHiP uses less power
- CHiP has eMMC/NAND instead of SD. If I understand correctly, eMMC is significantly faster than SD.
The downsides, though, are that there is half as much RAM (512 MB in the CHiP vs 1 GB in the RasPi2) and the CHiP’s processor is a single-core ARMv7 @ 1GHz instead of RasPi2’s quad-core @ 900Mhz.
What do you think is more important for typical OpenHAB use? IO speed or RAM and Processor speed?