If you’re the kind of guy who likes to take apart tablets and mod the hell out of them, then the video below is pure tech pron for you. Meet the Amber tablet, that was recently showcased by Liquidware and it goes for a pretty hefty amount, $1,674.
Amber is “80% of the way to a tablet” and it features a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 CPU, 7 inch capacitive screen and a customized version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. There’s no casing to speak of, so all the “guts” are in plain sight. The huge price is caused by the fact that this a development kit, so it’s NOT for end users. It’s used for prototyping by developers and it comes with 2 USB ports, 1 USB OTG and GPIO, I2C, serial and ADC hard connections. Lots of connectors mean that you can try various combos of components, creating an even stronger device.
On the DIY scene this is pure gold, but the price is pretty big. Just look at the Raspberry, it had the cheapest configuration and it supported an extra component or two, but in the range of $200 or so, not $800, the starting price of Amber. What do you say about this price?