I wanted something like this, in most cases a netflix box, capable of light gaming. with extendable ram slot, its ALMOST perfect. I would enjoy bigger m2 slot, and I feel that they could, adding mount screw to back mount for cpu cooling, (only a bit sketchy, I've seen worse in sff OEM).A neat looking device. I expect the price to be 5 times the rpi4 - but maybe worth it's depending on intended use.
The title ,- if a much higher price turns out to be legitimate - is what happens when a product gets mixed in with its popularity instead of its intended use. Raspberry was created to be a low price entry point for personal computing so a "PC" could be available to more folks. The unexpected hobbiest and diy'r population was a bonus. Now larger oems are making devices that dont include the original theme. Wonder if there needs to be a "Toms Shoes" requirement if a product is said to be a "Pi" rival. Bombas socks also donate one for every one bought.Articles like this are ridiculous. It’s only a competitor to the Pi if it is in a similar price range which it probably will not be.
And this is 3x the size, not a compatible form-factor with Pi-like devices.Articles like this are ridiculous. It’s only a competitor to the Pi if it is in a similar price range which it probably will not be.
Amen. The article writer obviously doesn't spend a lot of indepth time with SBC's and is focused on a market segment the Pi is NOT trying to target.Yeah, it's a rival to the Pi, like a Porsche is a rival to a Prius.
Didn't think about TDP which is obvious now I think about it, this also translates to complexity for beginners making a device and affect battery life. There is a market segment for this but it comes off as Apples and Tomatoes are similar because they are both fruit.As many already cited, the price is probably at least 5x. Possibly 10-20x, if they're targeting the industrial PC market.
However, what I haven't seen mentioned is the cooling requirements. For all the thermal issues Pi v4 had, this thing is going to dwarf it, in TDP. Easily 2-3x. So, it'll either require a huge passive heatsink or (more likely) active cooling.
If you want an x86 Pi-like board that's passively-cooled and not outrageously expensive, have a look at the ODROID-H2:
Bonus: it even has dual-channel memory!
If its faster than an old nVidia 9800 GT, it should run it smoother than an original PS2 in some games like Shadow of the Colossus. You're definitely good here, and can actually run wine or playonlinux if you really wanna get crazy thanks to it being x86.Looks cool. Does anyone know if this cpu gpu would be able to emulate for ps2?
Basically comparing a desktop to a cell phone, an under-powered cell phone. It's not fair to call it a Pi competitor.This article is a joke. A 3.5" class SBC is about 3x the size of an RPi. I have a few boards based on this same embedded ryzen platform, they cost over $500 bare (no ram, storage, wifi, or OS). They're 15-25W TDP depending on the CPU version, so requires active cooling in most cases.
Anyway look up ibase918 or Kontron 3.5"-SBC-VR1000 for similar products, these are industrial SBCs.
You can probably contact a managing editor and inquire about writing content for the site.Why can't they let forums members like us write up some articles? I mean we actually seem like we've played around with these and know what buyers remorse some articles can lead to for beginners.
I don't see how this is a "rival" to the RPI. Wow it's faster and has more modern connectivity, ok it's also gonna be multitudes more expensive. The RPI is a low cost device that can run low power applications. The only thing this has in common is the form factor.A neat looking device. I expect the price to be 5 times the rpi4 - but maybe worth it depending on intended use.