BeagleV is a RISC-V single board PC for $150 or less

Since the first Raspberry Pi launched almost a decade ago, there’s been an explosion of small, inexpensive single-board computers with ARM-based processors and support for Linux-based operating systems. The new BeagleV is a little different. It’s a small single-board PC with a RISC-V processor and support for several different GNU/Linux distributions as well as freeRTOS. With prices ranging […]

Banana Pi BPI-M5 is a single-board PC with Amlogic S905X3 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor

The folks at Banana Pi have been cranking out single-board computers for a few years that look like Raspberry Pi devices, but which sport different specs. The next model will be the Banana Pi BPI-M5, a little computer that measures about 3.6″ x 2.4″ and which supports Linux and Android operating systems. It’s a follow-up to […]

HackBoard 2 is a single-board PC with Celeron N4020 for $99 and up (crowdfunding)

The HackBoard 2 is a single-board computer with an Intel Celeron N4020 Gemini Lake Refresh processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, and support for up to 4TB of NVMe storage (sold separately). Measuring about 4.7″ x 3.2″, the HackBoard 2 is larger than a Raspberry Pi, but still pretty tiny by desktop computer […]

Orange Pi Zero 2 mini PC now available for $16 (Android 10 or Linux, Ethernet, WiFi, and Bluetooth)

The Orange Pi Zero 2 is a tiny single-board-computer that measures just 2.4″ x 2.1″ and features sized Ethernet, USB, and HDMI ports, among other things. First announced over a year ago, the original Orange Pi Zero 2 was never available to purchase. But now you can buy a new version with upgraded specs. The […]

The $59 Rock Pi X is like a Windows-compatible Raspberry Pi with an x86 processor

Radxa has been selling small, cheap single-board computers under the Rock Pi brand for the past few years, but so far most have been powered by ARM-based processors. The Rock Pi X is different. It’s powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor based on x86 architecture. That means that you should be able to run […]

Lilbits: Amazon Sidewalk, Microsoft buys Bethesda, and game streaming on Linux

Amazon is diving deeper into the connected home space… by preparing to move just outside your home. Amazon Sidewalk will use a combination of wireless technologies to let your security cameras keep sending alerts even if your WiFi is out, or let your connected lights or other sensors work even if they’re beyond the range […]

MaaxBoard Mini is an i.MX8M powered single-board PC

NXP’s i.MX8M line of processors are popular with open source hardware makers thanks to NXP’s ample documentation for these ARM-based chips. While they’re not as powerful as the latest processors from Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek, or Apple, they’ve shown up in devices like Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphone and single-board computers like the PICO-PI-IMX8M. Now there’s […]

This $10 single-board computer is faster than a Raspberry Pi 3

When the first Raspberry Pi computer launched in 2012, there was nothing quite like it on the market: a $35 single-board computer designed for education, home use, or development projects. These days cheap mini PCs and development kits are plentiful. But I was still surprised to see the Iconikal Rockchip 3328 single-board computer selling for […]