News NanoPi R4S Has Six Cores, Zero Screen Connections

Nov 14, 2020
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Calling R4S a "raspberry pi clone" (and complain not having video out) is like calling a forklift "a Camry clone" and complain not having child seat. Whoever wrote that paragraph lacks a basic sense of the SoC market.
 
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Yeah, it's weird that every ARM-based SBC is a "Raspberry Pi clone" regardless of its intended use or market.
 
Nov 14, 2020
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The pi-clone thing is because of its naming.
Considering it has both LAN and WAN led, it looks very much like a little software router / firewall of sorts. Would love to play with it but... I have no actual use for it. Maybe if it's really cheap :p
 

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Calling R4S a "raspberry pi clone" (and complain not having video out) is like calling a forklift "a Camry clone" and complain not having child seat. Whoever wrote that paragraph lacks a basic sense of the SoC market.
That's an amazing analogy.
 
Nov 19, 2020
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The pi-clone thing is because of its naming.
Considering it has both LAN and WAN led, it looks very much like a little software router / firewall of sorts. Would love to play with it but... I have no actual use for it. Maybe if it's really cheap :p
These make great OctoPi/3D Printer and Samba hosts. I use an earlier version of this Formfactor with onboard EMMC for this. It compares favorably in performance with a RPi3 and while even a RPi1 can and does run octopi its.... sluggish to say the least.
 

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