The LattePanda 3 Delta is a single-board computer with a 10-watt Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core processor, an Arduino Leonardo co-processor, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and support for Windows or Linux.
First launched last year through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the little computer is now available for purchase from the DFRobot shop, where you can pick one up for $279.
The LattePanda 3 Delta measures 125 x 78 x 16mm (4.9″ x 3.1″ x 0.6″), making it bigger than a Raspberry Pi, but smaller than most modern smartphones. It’s a full-fledged computer capable of supporting Windows 10, Windows 11, or a range of Linux distributions. And it’s a versatile system with plenty of I/o options.
While the 8GB of LPDDR4-2933 memory and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage are soldered to the mainboard, there’s also an M.2 M key with support for PCIe 3.0 NVMe solid state drives, an M.2 B key with support for a cellular modem or SATA SSD, and built-in support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connectivity.
- 1 x USB Type-C (with support for video output and power input)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- 1 x HDMI 2.0
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
- 1 x microSD card reader
There’s also an eDP connector. which means you can hook up as many as three displays by using the HDMI and USB ports for displays up to 4k @ 60 Hz plus the eDP connector up to a 1080p touchscreen display.
GPIO pins on the board can be used for additional connection options including USB 2.0 or RS-232. And the Arduino ATmega32U4 co-processor opens the possibility of using the LattePanda 3 Delta to control sensors, motors, LED lights, or other accessories.
So for $70 more than the Beelink U59 Pro (i.e. ~1/3 more), you get USB 3.2 instead of 3.0, 64GB of eMMC instead of a 500GB SSD, one HDMI port instead of two, and no case — how can this be worth it?
Different use case. The Beelink U59 Pro is meant primarily for use as a desktop, while this more of a dev board with user-accessible GPIO headers, Arduino functionality, etc. You can use it as a desktop PC, but you could also use it for home automation, robotics, or any range of other applications.
Neat! I kick-started it – I haven’t had time to set it up yet.
Retail production beyond the initial run was a real Q in my mind, given the extensive Covid delays for the Shanghai based Lattepanda team. I am glad they were able to get it going.