Tiny single-board computers (SBCs) could be fairly helpful for a lot of ultra-small and embedded functions that don’t want a variety of horsepower. However it’s not simple to discover a decently configured x86-based Windows 10 or Linux-capable SBC with sufficient memory and storage that’s not too costly.
Last year, Radxa released an Intel Atom-based SBC that price only $39, however with 1GB of RAM and no storage, it didn’t appear like a very good purchase considering all the limitations.
Now, the company has launched an upgraded version of its Rock Pi X Intel SBC that features a lot better config, for not too much extra money.
The Radxa Rock Pi X Intel SBC version 1.4 is based 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 as well as 32GB of eMMC storage that can be further upgraded using a microSD card. There may be additionally a model 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 version 1. 4 looks greater than decent for a reasonable SBC. The board features 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 Kind-A (2.0 and three.0) connectors, a USB Type-C port, a 3.5-mm headset jack, and a 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible header.
The Radxa Rock Pi X Intel SBC with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage prices $75, whereas a model with 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage is priced at $59.