the Hackboard 2 Single Board Computer; see what it’s made of, and what are the features it packs to compete with its rivals.
Time to read:
Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, RockChip, TinkerBoard, Latte Panda and many more SBCs have already claimed their positions in the Single Board Computers realm. Yes, there are dozens of Operating Systems such as many flavors of Linux (i.e. Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian etc.) and even Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT core is developed to run specifically on Single Board Computers such as Raspberry Pi 3B, LattePanda Alpha etc. However, the more performance we seek, higher the price we must be willing to pay for the same. This is where Quantum Engineering comes into play, a team of passionate engineers, designers and marketers from Austin, Texas; London and Shenzhen, China. They just released the HACKBOARD 2, the dream SBC that electronic hobbyists, students and educators will soon be craving to get their hands on, once the word gets out.
You might ask, “What’s with this new SBC? How is it any different than the ones that are already in the market?”
To answer the question, in this article, let’s take a deeper look at this latest innovation, the Hackboard 2 Single Board Computer; see what it’s made of, and what are the features it packs to compete with its rivals.
The Hackboard 2’s key feature is its Intel Celeron N4020 Dual-Core 64bit Processor, with a clock speed of upto 2.8GHz. The makers of the Hackboard 2 SBC have made sure that they’re designing a powerful Single Board Computer, all while maintaining its affordability, which is just $99 for the Linux version and also available with Genuine Windows 10 Pro licence for just $140 (if you look for it, Windows 10 Pro license itself alone is worth that $140.), which smokes out most of its rivals even before they could even catch up to it.
Considering the overall hardware specifications, the Hackboard 2 boasts following features:
Other than the above key features, the board consists of a power button, a built-in microphone, fan connector, and red and green indicator LEDs for giving visual feedback about the system’s status.
The Hackboard 2 can be purchased in multiple options, starting from the base board itself alone, or in ready-to-assemble kits. There are two main options, one being the Hackboard 2 Starter Kit, and the other one being the Complete Kit.
The Starter Kit comes with,
Complete Kit offers everything from the Starter Kit + few other add-ons,
The CrowdSupply campaign for the Hackboard 2 has already raised $50k+ funds and an exclusive, limited edition version that comes with Ubuntu preinstalled is available during the campaign period. After that, the Windows 10 Pro version will be the default edition that will be shipped for all orders.
The Hackboard 2 SBC can act as an Entertainment System such as being setup as a media server, game console or a digital audio hub; or as a Home Automation System, controlling smart home gadgets such as security systems and smart bulbs; as an Industrial Sensor Gateway to monitor, obtain and process sensor data in an industrial environment. Needless to say, the Hackboard 2 contains all the necessary features to help students and DIY hobbyists to get started in the Single Board Computer world with this feature-packed device which needs no external modules such as USB WiFi/Bluetooth adapters and even 4G dongles.
Just like any other Single Board Computer on the market, Hackboard 2 SBC can run linux too, which makes it an ideal linux edge IoT device (endpoint) with a considerable amount of processing power; comparable to a desktop PC or an entry level notebook PC. Being a linux supported device, it means that Upswift can manage your Hackboard 2! You can turn your Hackboard 2 into a server/IoT device and place it anywhere in the world and still have access on your fingertips to manage it remotely!
Visit our website to find out more info on how integrating our platform into your linux edge IoT devices can level up your embedded Linux IoT device management tasks!