Chinese company MangoPi made a bit of splash earlier this year by introducing a pair of tiny computer boards powered by RISC-V processors. Now the company is showing off a new computer-on-a-module that’s smaller than an SD card, but which packs four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores, supports Linux-based software, and can handle 1080p video playback at 60 Hz through an HDMI output (although you’ll need to connect a carrier board to get that HDMI port, since there are no ports on the module itself).

Details about the new module are light at the moment, but it appears to be called the “Linux-Box” and there’s a little more information at the MangoPi forum and on Twitter, which is how we know it’ll probably ship with an Allwinner H616 processor.

In other recent tech news from around the web, a hardware hacker has created a super-sized iPhone 13 Pro Max with a bigger battery, more ports, and dual cooling fans, a different hacker has created a Nintendo Switch Lite clone for retro gaming that’s powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, HP has announced it’s purchasing a company known for making video conferencing, communication, and collaboration hardware, and Intel’s Core i9-12900KS desktop processor with top speeds of 5.5 GHz hits the streets next week.

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2 replies on “Lilbits: MangoPi’s SD-card sized Linux PC, supersizing the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and Intel’s most powerful desktop chip”

  1. I don’t want a Supersized phone that barely fits in my front pocket. Anything bigger than a 6.1 inch iPhone 11 is TOO BIG!

  2. i prefer feather size like fpga orange crab (with lipo power too)
    question is how add keyboard, screen, power for week working time and some internet (wifi, irda or ethernet)

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