As expected, single-board computer maker Khadas is updating its Edge line of compact computer modules. The new Khadas Edge2 is a 3.2″ x 2.3″ x 0.2″ computer computer featuring a Rockchip RK3588S processor, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage.
First reveled this summer, the Khadas Edge2 will ship in December and it’s now available for pre-order with prices starting at $200 for a Basic model with 8GB of RAM and 32GB of storage or $300 for a Khadas Edge2 Pro with 16GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Khadas has been making mini PCs under the Edge brand since 2018, but previous-gen models featured Rockchip RK3399 processors. The new version has a significantly higher-performance RK3588S processor which features:
- 4 x ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores @ 2.25 GHz
- 4 x ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores @ 1.8 GHz
- ARM Mali-G610MC4 graphics
- Neural Processing Unit with support for up to 6 TOPS AI performance
- Video processing unit with support for 4K/60fps decoding of H.265 or AV1 video and 8K/30fps encoding of H.264 or H.265 video
There’s also a 64 MHz microcontroller for power management and boot device selection, LPDDR4x-2112 memory and eMMC 5.1 storage.
- 1 x HDMI 2.1
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 1 x USB-C (for power only)
There’s also a 7-pin pogo pad connector for USB extension, UART debugging, or 5V power output, an onboard RTC battery, two MIPI-DSI display interfaces, three MIPI-CSI headers for use with cameras, and support for an optional Edge2 I/O Expansion module that adds support for an SD card and UART debugging (those features aren’t included in the board itself and require either the expansion board or USB accessories.
Another interesting omission? There’s no 3.5mm audio jack.
The little computer also supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth, and Khadas says the single-board computer supports multiple operating systems including Ubuntu and Android.
Khadas sells the Edge2 in two configurations. The Edge2 Maker Kit includes the mainboard and two antennas, but no case, while the Edge 2 ARM PC Kit costs an extra $30 and includes a case.
Optional accessories will include a heat sink, active cooling case, USB-C power adapters, and touchscreen displays.
This article was first published September 13, 2022 and most recently updated September 20, 2022.