Nvidia has done a great job porting Linux to their Tegra K1, and it’s one of the only ARM processor with a GPU supporting OpenGL, which helps a great deal with Unity for example. Nexus 9 supports Ubuntu (somewhat), and platforms like Jetson TK1 board are suitable to developers, but as I and others wondered why nobody ever made a Tegra K1 mini PC, I’ve been informed that such device existed already with PC Partner’s N258N1-F mini PC.
N258N1-F technical specifications:
- SoC – Nvidia Tegra K1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15r3 processor with Kepler GPU
- System Memory – 2 GB RAM
- Storage – 16 GB eMMC + SD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI up to 3840×2160 @ 30Hz, 4096×2160 @ 24Hz or 3200×2000 @ 60 Hz
- Audio I/O – HDMI, headphone jack, and microphone jack
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi (with external antenna connector)
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Misc – Power button and LED, COM port
- Dimensions – 127 x 127 x 45 mm
- Weight – N/A
- Temperature Range – 0 ℃ ~ 40 ℃
- Relative Humidity – 20% to 95%
Via Tech Report, and thanks to Peter for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
12 Replies to “PC Partner N258N1-F is a Linux mini PC Powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 Processor”
I commend Nvidia he has everything, Kernel 3.10.40, and even the “VPU” (GStreamer) ! : http://developer.download.nvidia.com/mobile/tegra/l4t/r21.2.0/sources/gstomx_src.tbz2
Too bad that other manufacturers do not invest as much (eg Rockchip).
I keep reading praise about K1 from developers, but for some reasons, there aren’t that many K1 products on the market, and no mini PCs that can be bought by individuals.
Jean Luc any words about mediatek big step on the box / stick’s market the sony mediatek joint venture?
It’s a TV chip. Interesting, but it’s probably not something most people will play around.
Bricking a $1,000 TV might not be such as fun experience…
Why no SATA?
And will it be cheaper than the Jetson TK1 board?
I sent an inquiry and got the following :))))
That’s a start 🙂
N258N1-F for 450 bucks, yikes:
It looked pretty much like a “clone” of ZBOX CI321 nano and ZOTAC turned out to be under PC Partner Group as shown below:
They’re a local company here so I’ll ask them directly if N258N1-F were available in Hong Kong or otherwise:
Liliputing reports it may be sold as ZBOX N258N1-Q in the US.