Tiny single-board computer systems (SBCs) could be fairly helpful for a lot of ultra-small and embedded functions that don’t want numerous horsepower. But it isn’t straightforward to discover a decently configured x86-based Windows 10 or Linux-capable SBC with sufficient reminiscence and storage that isn’t too costly.
Last 12 months, Radxa launched an Intel Atom-based SBC that price solely $39, however with 1GB of RAM and no storage, it didn’t seem like a superb purchase contemplating all the constraints.
Now, the corporate has launched an upgraded model of its Rock Pi X Intel SBC that includes a a lot better config, for not an excessive amount of more cash.
The Radxa Rock Pi X Intel SBC model 1.4 relies on the Atom x5-Z8350 ‘Cherry Trail’ SoC (4C/4T, 1.44GHz – 1.92GHz, Gen 8 GPU at 500MHz) that comes with 4GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM in addition to 32GB of eMMC storage that may be additional upgraded utilizing a microSD card. There can be a mannequin with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The board measures simply 85mm by 54mm.
I/O capabilities of the Rock Pi X Intel SBC model 1.4 look greater than first rate for an cheap SBC. The board options Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 wi-fi applied sciences in addition to an HDMI 1.4 show output, a GbE port, 4 USB Type-A (2.0 and three.0) connectors, a USB Type-C port, a 3.5-mm headset jack, and a 40-pin Raspberry Pi appropriate header.
The Radxa Rock Pi X Intel SBC with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage prices $75, whereas a mannequin with 2GB of reminiscence and 16GB of storage is priced at $59.
Source: CNX Software