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This is by no means a comprehensive list... but here are some links to popular forum threads for XBMC hardware:

NOTE: Alternatively you can also check out the wiki which has lots of info on the devices Devices (wiki)
We don't recommend one hardware device over any other.

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Core i NUC 2017 - Skylake (7th Generation CPU) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=306556
Core i NUC 2015 - Skylake (6th Generation CPU) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=258088
Core i NUC 2014 - Broadwell (5th Generation CPU) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=214018
Core i NUC 2013 - Haswell (4th Generation CPU) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=176718
Core i NUC 2012 - Ivy Bridge (3rd Generation CPU) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=140534
Celeron NUC 2015 - Braswell (5th Generation CPU) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=227882
Celeron NUC 2013 - Bay Trail (4th Generation CPU) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=187433
Compute Stick 2016 - Cherry Trail - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=261371
Compute Stick 2015 - Broadwell - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=214016

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Core 4K - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=238923
Play - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=213747
Hub - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=280406
Play 2 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=263373

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Cyclone X4 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=208233

Chromebox
Asus/HP/Dell/Acer - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=194362

Amazon
FireTV 2 4K - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=239126
FireTV Stick - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=207444

Zotac
CI320 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=196823
B1320 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=211925

HardKernal
ODROID-C1 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=210987
ODROID C2 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=258707

Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi 1 - http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=166
Raspberry Pi 2 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=217063
Raspberry Pi 3 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=262206

Xiaomi
Xiaomi 4K HDR 'Mi Box' (Android TV) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=275083

Vero
Vero 1 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=209785
Vero 2 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=254304
Vero 4K - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=307980

Solidrun
Cubox i - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=172726

Gigabyte
Brix - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=162269

Asrock
Beebox - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=227363

HP
260 G1 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=229668

Nvidia
Shield Android TV - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=304226

Minix
NEO X8-H - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=196670
NEO U1 - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=250284
NEO U9-H - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=308251

HiMedia
Q5 (2014 edition) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=207730
Q5 & Q10 pro (2016 edition) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=265888

Sony TVs
Bravia TV (2015) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=229348
Bravia TV (2016) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=281265

Philips TVs
Philips TV series (2016) - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=259883
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#2
In my opinion, a better list would be the devices that are 'supported', and by 'supported' I mean the ones that the dev's are currently using in their own environments, as they will be the most tested and functional devices.

(Yes, supported is a poor choice of wording... my brain is not in full gear to think of another way to put it yet.. Sorry!)
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#3
One of these days people will start using the wiki...

Devices (wiki)
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#4
(2015-01-26, 17:07)Ned Scott Wrote: One of these days people will start using the wiki...

Devices (wiki)

Thanks, updated 1st thread.
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(2015-01-26, 17:07)Ned Scott Wrote: One of these days people will start using the wiki...

Devices (wiki)

From the WIKI:
Quote:It is highly recommended for users to not make any purchases in anticipation of running XBMC/Kodi on Android without first researching the device you want to buy. Before you do buy, make sure multiple people have verified that it works! If in doubt, do not buy that hardware!

A central place for 'verified' hardware would be good though. For example somewhere in a thread, I have no idea what topic it was except it was under Android support, you posted a comment and a link about a little wireless stick (like the fireTV stick) that you said worked very good (at least I am pretty sure it was you). Since you are a team member, that recommendation holds a little more water than from a regular user. However, trying to find that post is like finding a needle in a haystack.
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#6
This guy? http://www.geekbuying.com/item/MK808B-Pl...37068.html

Pretty much any of the M805-based devices seem to be awesome for the price (all of the normal codecs and HEVC? nice). You can also get the ODROID-C1 and it's basically the same thing, but you get more USB ports, ethernet, and IR on the ODROID.
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(2015-01-26, 18:25)Ned Scott Wrote: This guy? http://www.geekbuying.com/item/MK808B-Pl...37068.html

Pretty much any of the M805-based devices seem to be awesome for the price (all of the normal codecs and HEVC? nice). You can also get the ODROID-C1 and it's basically the same thing, but you get more USB ports, ethernet, and IR on the ODROID.

That's the one! Thanks... now to decide if I'm going with that or just a FireTV stick.... I may get one of each and play!
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(2015-01-26, 13:50)zag Wrote: Chromebox
HP/Dell - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=194362
Asus - http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=185329

All 4 ChromeBoxes (Asus/HP/Dell/Acer) should link to the wiki page and the first thread; the 2nd is outdated and should be closed/left to die
Questions about Kodi on a ChromeBox/Chromebook? See:

Chromebox (wiki)
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=194362
https://mrchromebox.tech


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#9
I wouldn't describe the Baytrail NUC as 4th Generation Celeron CPU, it's simply the Baytrail NUC, or the first Generation Baytrail CPU.
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(2015-01-27, 23:16)-DDD- Wrote: I wouldn't describe the Baytrail NUC as 4th Generation Celeron CPU, it's simply the Baytrail NUC, or the first Generation Baytrail CPU.

Yeh I did wonder that but Intel describes it as 4th generation Atom Processor so I'll keep it that way for now.

It came out about the same time as the Haswell processors so its useful to know the timelines in sequence.
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#11
IMHO if this is to be a sticky then the original post need to be sorted after CPU architecture and hardware platform, (and preferably supported OS too), but not manufacturer or brand.

Intel NUC, Chomebox, and Zotac for example all uses x86 CPU architecture and then might have same or different CPU models.

Most other currency listed in the original post uses ARM CPU architecture but chipsets from different manufacturers and models, and some supporting Linux and others Android.

Anyhow, the CPU architecture, hardware platform, and supported operating systems are much too important to know.

Better example of this type of sticky is eskro's list which first looks a users demands, needs, and wants/wishes http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=94199

Like for example if Netflix is a must then that quickly narrows it down, and so does PVR, physicial DVD-Video or Blu-ray Disc media support, and gaming requirements.

How important is price, are you on a clearly limited budget, and so on.

Also checkout poofyhairguy's thread on HTPC recommendations http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=94268
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(2015-01-27, 23:29)zag Wrote:
(2015-01-27, 23:16)-DDD- Wrote: I wouldn't describe the Baytrail NUC as 4th Generation Celeron CPU, it's simply the Baytrail NUC, or the first Generation Baytrail CPU.

Yeh I did wonder that but Intel describes it as 4th generation Atom Processor so I'll keep it that way for now.

It came out about the same time as the Haswell processors so its useful to know the timelines in sequence.

It's the first time i saw this called this way. With 4th Generation i would imply that with 4th Generation Core-I Processors like Haswell,
but this both Product Lines are completely different (Atom vs. Core-i / Gen7 IVB GPU vs Gen8 HSW GPU).
When you want to keep this, i would replace Celeron or add the "Atom" to the Description to be more precise and to separate it more from HSW.
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(2015-01-28, 21:59)-DDD- Wrote: It's the first time i saw this called this way. With 4th Generation i would imply that with 4th Generation Core-I Processors like Haswell,
but this both Product Lines are completely different (Atom vs. Core-i / Gen7 IVB GPU vs Gen8 HSW GPU).
When you want to keep this, i would replace Celeron or add the "Atom" to the Description to be more precise and to separate it more from HSW.

Sure, done
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#14
(2015-01-28, 23:10)zag Wrote: Sure, done

while you're at it, might want to add the 'Haswell (4th Generation CPU)' notation to the ChromeBox as well
Questions about Kodi on a ChromeBox/Chromebook? See:

Chromebox (wiki)
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=194362
https://mrchromebox.tech


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#15
Good post OP!

I think the FireTV box needs some consideration. I like it MUCH better than the stick for Kodi use (more CPU for better skins, plus ethernet!). It is on sale now. Out of the difference Chromeboxes I like the Asus one best. It is easy to hack into Openelec mode and the M004U model is fanless with JUST enough CPU power to decode almost anything. The Acer shouldn't even be considered with the whole write-protect screw issue.

Good job!
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