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HackBoard 2 - New alternative to Raspberry Pi with Intel processor estimated at $99

15 December 2020, Tuesday By M. Konwar

Chinese startup Hackboard has introduced a proprietary single-board computer called HackBoard 2 for developers and enthusiasts. Among the key features of the new product are the use of an Intel processor, the ability to connect 4G/5G modems, and compatibility with Windows 10 Pro and Linux operating systems.

HackBoard 2

The microcomputer is built on the basis of a dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 processor with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 600 and a clock speed of up to 2.8 GHz.The maximum amount of RAM of the device is 4 GB, while the installation of two SSD-drives with a total volume of up to 4 TB is supported. In addition to the HDMI port, which can transfer 4K images to an external display, the computer is equipped with a 30-pin eDP connector for connecting screens from 11.6 to 15.6 inches, as well as a 6-pin connector for the touch panel.

In addition to the built-in Wi-Fi module and a gigabit Ethernet connector, the company has provided the ability to connect modems to the board for working in LTE and 5G networks in one of two M.2 slots. The set of interfaces also includes three USB 3.0 Type-A and a 5-pin connector for the camera.

HackBoard 2

The HackBoard 2 is priced at $99 for the Linux-compatible version and $140 for the modification running Windows 10 Pro. The company estimated the 4G modem at $50, but the ability to work in 5G networks will cost customers $299. The first deliveries of the computer are scheduled for April 30, 2021.

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