Reply To: RPi2 vs RPi3 – Is it even worth it?

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alucard63
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yeah, android is an immediate “no” from me. very limited for what you can do. retroarch on android has a lot of problems, from what i hear. i don’t believe there’s an auto-booting emu front end for android, for example? isn’t it all just apps?

but that said, there’s many x86 or whatever mini PC systems you can get if you want a low-cost and powerful system for emulation, but i think the pi is still the cheapest and most flexible in its class, as long as you manage your expectations. having perfect emulation of the home and arcade 8-32-bit era is plenty to be getting on with!

plus for me i like taking modest hardware and making it do cool stuff, especially knowing that there’s this huge userbase/community that is trying the same. it’s a journey :)

Actually some Android devices are pretty cool IMHO. Devices like that are really cool and very cheap (the GPD XD is just an example):

For 150$ you can have a portable console with good emulation support from 8 bits to PSP and Dreamcast…

But, for cheap home emulation on my TV I prefer the Pi as it is fully configurable, will have better software support over time and is enough for a lot of consoles.

In any case, as you say, we have to remember that when we were young, we might have killed to have something like retropie at home. 😉

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