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Banana Pi BPI-R3 Mini is a tiny router board with two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports and an MT7986 chip

The latest member of the Banana Pi line of single-board computers is a tiny model designed for networking applications. The Banana Pi BPI-R3 Mini has two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports and support for WiFi 6, but there’s no video output. So you could use the board as a router, wireless repeater, gateway, or firewall, but […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi Zero-like mini PCs compared, RP2040 microcontroller overclocked, and reducing the wait time for Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphones

The Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 are incredibly small, cheap, and versatile single-board computers… but in a time of global supply chain shortages, they’re also kind of hard to get your hands on these days. But there are also a growing number of other tiny PCs competing in this space. And Bret Weber […]

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Quartz64 Model B single-board PC with Rockchip RK3566 now available

The Quartz64 Model B is a credit card-sized single-board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3566 processor and featuring Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, audio, and USB ports plus a 40-pin Raspberry Pi-compatible GPIO header. First announced over a year ago, the board is finally available for purchase from the Pine Store: a model with 4GB of LPDDR […]

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Pine64 introduces Quartz64 single-board PC with RK3566 processor, teases upcoming RISC-V board

One of the next single-board computers from Pine64 is a 5.2″ x 3.1″ mini PC powered by a 1.8 GHz Rockchip RK3566 ARM Cortex-A55 processor and support for up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage, plus a lot of ports and connectors. It’s called the Quartz64 model-A and while Pine64 hasn’t announced pricing or […]

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Clockwork updates its hacker-friendly GameShell handheld (and the mini PC that powers it)

The Clockwork GameShell is a handheld game console designed that ships as a kit that you assemble yourself — I put one together in about a half hour a few months ago. The some-assembly-required nature of the GameShell has a few advantages for folks that aren’t worried about getting their hands dirty. First, it teaches […]