Prompt single Board computer

Hello! At the University we were offered subject coursework, and we had to choose a theme. I have long been attracted to single Board computers like the Raspberry pi and how I chose the theme of her research and attempt to port the SMM( universal learning machine) to the charge in the presence of sources. But digging on the Internet, I realized that there are many different such devices. So immediately the question arose: "What to choose?"

Many options were presented here habrahabr.ru/post/170031/ / but the problem is that since February there is a new device. Who in this thread is competent, tell me which device has the best ratio price\quality+support.

After a course thought to put it as home media center and twist it movies and surfing the Internet (while in the mind with new ideas for applications will not come). Issue price of up to 3.5 thousand rubles.

P. S: buy the device from day to day and it would be great if I could pick up the device from the store, which is located in Moscow.
October 3rd 19 at 03:12
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October 3rd 19 at 03:14
I was very surprised, but at the 31$ that I asked for A Raspberry Pi, includes Express shipping DHL from the UK in 5 days. So you should give them a chance:)

PS Yes, and under it as far as I understand OS is now the most advanced, I'm really on your worked only with Arch Linux, and then only in console mode.
Where ordered? - elliot_Harr commented on October 3rd 19 at 03:17
Join issue . - Alvah commented on October 3rd 19 at 03:20
October 3rd 19 at 03:16
RPi have a lot of performance issues with USB and Ethernet. But it is still the cheapest.
The most insulting that it is impossible for him to put the latest Ubuntu Arm, only special distributions.

There is a wonderful PandaBoard, but it is expensive.

Look at BeagleBord and Cubieboard.
October 3rd 19 at 03:18
October 3rd 19 at 03:20
I propose to look at the ODROID
I have them targeted and are going to take 3 glands under development.
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