Intel primarily based single board computer systems (SBC) should not frequent, the share of Intel x86 CPU primarily based SBC is small in comparison with the dominance of Arm, particularly the Raspberry Pi. Hackboard 2, launched for crowd funding goals to introduce one other Intel SBC ranging from $99. A price which sees it sq. as much as the Raspberry Pi.
Hackboard 2 measure 4.7 x 3.1 inches (120 x 80 mm) and options an Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core CPU working at a base clock of 1.1 GHz, however with a lift upto 2.eight GHz. A heatsink is supplied to chill the CPU. With 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 64GB of eMMC flash storage Hackboard 2 has sufficient functionality for a fundamental desktop machine, or a decently highly effective SBC. Further storage will be added through two NVMe M.2 slots. Pre-release models of this board, despatched to reviewers / YouTubers have just one NVMe M.2 slot the opposite changed with a micro SD slot, and an older CPU. Graphics duties fall to an Intel UHD Graphics 600, which supplies upto 4K through an HDMI 2.1 and eDP display screen connector.
Connectivity comes through Intel AC95060 twin band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1 and Gigabit Ethernet. Within the pledges you’ll be able to add a $50 4G / 5G mobile modem. With three USB 3.zero ports, two USB 2 digicam connections and a 40 pin GPIO which claims compatibility with Raspberry Pi HATs.
The pitch for this board is that it’s across the similar price as a Raspberry Pi 4, however with an x86 CPU we’re free to put in any working system, together with Home windows 10, which is obtainable as an possibility for backers. The $99 Hackboard 2 pledge covers a unit with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed. Shifting as much as $140 we see Home windows 10 Professional put in. Shifting up the tiers and we see a starter equipment for $180 that gives “all the pieces you must hook up the Hackboard 2” and comes with a case, USB 2 webcam and a wi-fi keyboard trackpad combo. The $299 tier gives the entire earlier tiers, however with an 13.Three inch IPS show and a canopy that doubles as a stand.
Hackboard 2 just isn’t a “Raspberry Pi Killer” however in the event you want an x86 powered SBC then this may very well be the board for you. Hackboard 2 is on the market through Crowd Provide.