Microsoft’s Sharks Cove: Development Board for Windows and Android

Sharks Cove by Microsoft is a development board for Windows and Android-based platforms featuring Intel Atom Z3735G processor. Microsoft had announced and demoed it during its //build conference back in April this year, and now the device is available for pre-order at the price of $299.

Raspberry Pi, the popular development board device, costs just $35 and has ARM based processor. On the other hand, Sharks Cove has impressive hardware specifications for high-end performance.


Specifications of Sharks Cove

  • Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor @ 1.33 GHz speed up to 1.88 GHz, 2M cache. Intel UEFI BIOS.
  • 1 GB RAM 1×32 DDR3L-RS-1333
  • 16 GB SSD storage, external memory supported via micro-SD Card
  • Intel HD display, HDMI and MIPI connectors
  • Supported interfaces: GPIO, I2C, I2S, MIPI, SDIO, UART, USB
  • Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • USB, micro USB and headphone slots
  • Manufactured by CircuitCo
  • Supported platform: Windows and Android
  • Price: $299

Microsoft is giving away a Windows 8.1 image and required development utilities for free with Sharks Cove. For further information on Sharks Cove, watch the following //build conference video. Pre-order it from here.


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  1. Julieta says:

    how it is better than raspberry pi?

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