same CPU as in atomic pi, selling for $35(+psu).
I gather the Atomic Pi is a surplus board with a finite supply, whereas this seems like a product that is being actively produced.
If you can actually purchase one for $39, I didn’t see anywhere you can get it. The atomic pi has the worst io and power supply. I wish there could be something cheaper and more available.
The only models they have is 59$ without heat sink, check the atomic pi for that gigantic heat sink. Running x86 with passive cooling is nearly either impossible or requires a huge chunk of aluminum.
No mention of firmware in the article. Working assumption is proprietary and of dubious quality.
If this shipped with with coreboot, it’d be attractive.
The name of this threw me for a loop, at first I thought it was another Pi clone based on a rockchip part like one of these https://rockpi.org/
This is the same x86 setup as the Z8350 sticks that have been floating around for a few years, just in a Pi-style layout.
I wish those z8350 sticks could have more io ports, as they are available in second hand market and has a really small form factor.