The specifications are good:
- Samsung Exynos5422 Cortex™-A15 2Ghz and Cortex™-A7 Octa core CPUs
- Mali-T628 MP6(OpenGL ES 3.1/2.0/1.1 and OpenCL 1.2 Full profile)
- 2Gbyte LPDDR3 RAM PoP stacked
- eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Storage
- 2 x USB 3.0 Host, 1 x USB 2.0 Host
- Gigabit Ethernet port
- HDMI 1.4a for display
- Size : 83 x 58 x 20 mm approx.(excluding cooler)
- Power: 5V/4A input
- Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS
- The power consumption is so much lower vs. the x86 machine (12V/12.5A).
- I was able to install Android TVOS (based on Lineage 15.1) easily from the excellent Odroid community.
- I went further with passive cooling and bought a great machined aluminium case from Ameridroid.
- Ubuntu Linux 18.04 worked great for simple productivity applications
- The open source Android TVOS combined with the 32-bit ARM Cortex-A15 (originally for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in 2014), was unable to cope with h265 decoding at 1080p, which was a requirement for WAF
- The machine did get too hot after about hour of use
So we recouped about 70% of the purchase price via eBay. Let's keep trying.