I wonder if the 89$ pricetag was to be more reasonable compared to the Pi? I would have expected a little north of 100$, but 89 seems friendly. http://hexus.net/tech/news/industry/324 ... eaglebone/
The Pi will have better memory and out of the box usage[display hookups]..and still seems like the best platform to me for myself, where I prefer to code at the python/php level not the c level.
But the beaglebone seems to be a good choice for after proof of concept is done and I want to expand features with full pin access.