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Lilbits: A Raspberry Pi RP2040-powered game console-on-a-stick and a single-board PC with NVMe support and 2 Ethernet ports

Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 chip is designed for dirt cheap microcontroller boards like the Raspberry Pi Pico, which sells for as little as $4. With a 133 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processor and 264KB of memory, it’s clearly not designed to be a general-purpose computer. But folks have managed to build things like game consoles, pocket […]

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NanoPi R5C is tiny PC with dual 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports, HDMI 2.0 and RK3568B2 for $49 and up

FriendlyElec’s NanoPi R5C is a small, cheap computer with a 2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, support for up to 4GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, and a selection of ports that includes HDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, and two 2.5 Gbps Ethernet jacks, which could make this an interesting board for […]

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NanoPi R6S is a single-board PC with RK3588S, 8GB RAM and three Ethernet ports for $119

FriendlyELEC’s latest single-board computer features 8GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, three Ethernet ports, and an HDMI 2.1 port. With a $119 price tag, the NanoPi R6S is also one of the cheapest mini PCs to date powered by a Rockchip RK3588S processor. That processor features four ARM Cortex0A76 CPU cores @ 2.4 GHz, four Cortex-A55 […]

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NanoPi R4S is a tiny headless PC with RK3399 processor and two Gigabit Ethernet ports

The NanoPi R4S is a tiny, low-power computer from FriendlyELEC is a 2.6″ x 2.6″ single-board PC with a Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor and 4GB of RAM. With two Ethernet ports but no video output, the little device is designed for use as a headless computer or compact router rather than a desktop computer that […]

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Lilbits: Game Boy Color could have been an email device, more Lenovo laptop leaks

Over the past week or so Lenovo’s Chinese division has teased a few upcoming products including a Lenovo Legion Y700 tablet designed for gaming and a Lenovo Legion Y7000P gaming laptop. But thanks to a series of leaks, we also have a look at some of the company’s upcoming global products including the latest ThinkBook […]

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NanoPi NEO3 is a cheap, tiny single board computer for headless applications

July 11, 2020 update: The NanoPi NEO3 is now available for purchase for $20 and up. The upcoming NanoPi NEO3 is a tiny PC that measures just about 1.9″ x 1.9″ and  which features a 1.5 GHz Rockchip RK3328 ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, support for up to 2GB of RAM, and a microSD card for storage. With Gigabit […]

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Nano Pi M4 single-board PC gets a price drop following Raspberry Pi 4 launch

The NanoPi M4 is a single-board computer with a Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor and at least 2GB of RAM. It launched last year for $65 and up, but recently FriendlyELEC cut the starting price to $50. Why the change? I can think of two reasons. One, it’s been out for almost a year and the […]

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NanoPi Neo Plus2 is a $25 PC that’s half the size of a Raspberry Pi

The folks at FriendlyARM produce a range of single-board computers including a model that basically looks like a Raspberry Pi (but which packs more power), and a few smaller models that are less than half the size, but which are still basically full-fledged computers that could be used for Internet-of-Things applications, or even as a […]

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NanoPi NEO kit lets you build your own network-attached storage system for about $30 (plus the price of a hard drive)

The NanoPi Neo is a tiny computer with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, Ethernet and USB ports, and support for a number of accessories. Measuring just 1.6″ x 1.6″ it’s smaller than most Raspberry Pi computers, and with a starting price of $7 it’s also an awfully affordable computer capable of running Ubuntu Linux. Probably […]