Giveaway Week – NanoPi M4V2 SBC & Metal Case Kit

Let’s finish giveaway week 2019 on a high with FriendlyELEC NanoPi M4V2 single board computer, and its metal case kit.

The board features a Rockchip RK3399 processor with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and the metal case kit allows the addition of an NVMe M.2 SSD as well.

NanoPi M4V2 Metal Case Assembled

I tested the mini PC with FriendlyCore Desktop based on Ubuntu 18.04, since at the time, Armbian was still not working with the updated board equipped with LPDDR4 memory, and Android requires an eMMC flash module which was not part of the kits I received.

NanoPi M4V2 performed fairly well in the case, but the fan is quite noisy, and somehow the RAM bandwidth was almost half of the one in the earlier NanoPi M4 board with DDR3 memory, which is the opposite one would expect. Probably related to some software tweaks as explained in the comments section of the review.

NanoPi M4V2 Metal Case Kit
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I received two kits, so I’ll keep one for me in case I have to do further testing latter, and will select one winner for the two unopened boxes on the left that contains a full kit.

To enter the draw simply leave a comment below. Other rules are as follows:

  • Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
  • Contests are open for 48 hours starting at 10 am (Bangkok time) every day.
  • Comments will be closed after 48 hours. If comments are open, the contest is still going on.
  • Winners will be selected with random.org and announced in the comments section of each giveaway.
  • I’ll contact the winner by email, and I’ll expect an answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another winner.
  • Shipping
    • $16 for registered airmail small packet for oversea shipping payable via PayPal within 48 hours once the contest (for a given product) is complete.
    • If Paypal is not available in your country, you can still play, and I’ll cover the cost of sending the parcel by Sea and Land (SAL) without registration if you win.
  • I’ll post all 7 prizes at the same time, around the 14th of November, once I’ve got the address of all winners.
  • I’ll make sure we have 7 different winners, so if you have already won a device during this giveaway week, I’ll draw another person.

Good luck! That was a fun week.

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h4med
1 year ago

Hi there, I’m in!

Kevin Clevenger
Kevin Clevenger
1 year ago

Hey, I do would love this!

Rob Brown
Rob Brown
1 year ago

Yes please!

Greg Dalton
1 year ago

Sweet!
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tkraspilabs
tkraspilabs
1 year ago

nice and power full board but poor resources I think 😉

RubenM
RubenM
1 year ago

Count me in, thanks!

s k
s k
1 year ago

I’m in for the draw. Thanks!

Konstantin Angelov
1 year ago

Count me , please.

TheLinuxBug
1 year ago

Count me in!

sayan
1 year ago

Me please

Miklos Marton
1 year ago

Count me in!

TBel
TBel
1 year ago

I’m in too

Xtract
Xtract
1 year ago

This one is nice!

Jerry
Jerry
1 year ago

It looks so cool. I’m in, Thanks 🙂

Memeka
Memeka
1 year ago

Comment

Smol000
Smol000
1 year ago

Try it.

piter75
piter75
1 year ago

Count me in. This is good stuff!

Ramin
Ramin
1 year ago

It looks so cool.

Philip Dias
Philip Dias
1 year ago

Could really use this, new toy

TLS
TLS
1 year ago

Could be fun to play with.

SUREN ZADURIAN
SUREN ZADURIAN
1 year ago

I’m in. Thanks.

ricklar
ricklar
1 year ago

Roll the Dice, and let Luck flow upon me :))

KiLKWarez
KiLKWarez
1 year ago

RK3399 is great. Would like to get one. Will cross the fingers.

Sebastian
Sebastian
1 year ago

I’m in

江坤霖
1 year ago

Nice board

k.c.
1 year ago

+1

Michael Z
Michael Z
1 year ago

Did you know that an average person normally blinks 20 times a minute, but when using a computer he/she blinks only 7 times a minute.

(Blinks)

Anirudh R
1 year ago

Count me in please. Would love to have one!?

Dean Shorter
Dean Shorter
1 year ago

Good luck all

Laurent M
1 year ago

Count me in please !

Mark Birss
Mark Birss
1 year ago

Yes yes

Александр Велин
1 year ago

Hi. I’m in!!!!

ye thu
ye thu
1 year ago

how nice if i get it

Magnus
Magnus
1 year ago

Woop woop!!

Alexander Aulin Söderqvist
Alexander Aulin Söderqvist
1 year ago

Would be perfect for the holidays!

Brian Weller
1 year ago

Praying to the random.org God’s!

Minh Phuong Ly
Minh Phuong Ly
1 year ago

Would love to have this for smarthome hub

Peter Mahlknecht
Peter Mahlknecht
1 year ago

Nice SBC

Wojciech Lubicz-Lapinski
1 year ago

I want toooooo….. 🙂

Loïc
Loïc
1 year ago

I’m in. Thanks

Patrick
Patrick
1 year ago

Looks good.

guadguad ameur
guadguad ameur
1 year ago

Thanks

Daniel Tomaszewski
1 year ago

Please pick me. Greetings from Berlin Germany ?

Chi
Chi
1 year ago

I’m in

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 year ago

Hi, have a nice day!

Stakoov
Stakoov
1 year ago

So far so good

RandomThoughts
RandomThoughts
1 year ago

Count me in, good luck everyone.

Phan Dinh
Phan Dinh
1 year ago

Thanks

Gaetano
Gaetano
1 year ago

I really hop e…..

Tomaz
Tomaz
1 year ago

I am also in

Manfred Mdot
Manfred Mdot
1 year ago

Count me in!

HW_Kage
1 year ago

I really hope I get chosen.

Iman khamseh
Iman khamseh
1 year ago

Like it

Mati
Mati
1 year ago

Hi!!

Viktor
Viktor
1 year ago

Give it to me ?

Athos
Athos
1 year ago

Thank you

nick
nick
1 year ago

Thanks for the draw!

S Yousuf Imam
S Yousuf Imam
1 year ago

This one is really a beast embedded device. The metal casing ??

Alex Ustyantsev
Alex Ustyantsev
1 year ago

I’m in

Rohit
Rohit
1 year ago

Another year going to end. Sing something that includes sbc..

Luigi Morelli
1 year ago

Oh, that’s nice! Lovely time if I get one…

Youlian Troyanov
Youlian Troyanov
1 year ago

Gimme

radist
1 year ago

I’m in!

Paul R.
Paul R.
1 year ago

Count me in.

Chetan
1 year ago

I’m in

AgentCain
AgentCain
1 year ago

Looks intriguing. I’m taking part in this

Wit Witaya
1 year ago

Surprise with RAM bandwidth

halek
halek
1 year ago

Nice… Thanks…

Alessandro
Alessandro
1 year ago

I’m here! 🙂

luc
luc
1 year ago

Amazing,I was considering that sbc for a project.

Bekir
Bekir
1 year ago

Count me in. Thanks!

Jacek Wiśniewski
Jacek Wiśniewski
1 year ago

I’m in

S B
S B
1 year ago

Beep boop

fox8091
fox8091
1 year ago

Comment left ?

Laurence Bank
Laurence Bank
1 year ago

I’ve wanted to get an RK3399 to test. Thanks for offering.

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago

Looks fantastic! I certainly would like one 😀

Bogdan
Bogdan
1 year ago

Count me in

LeoKesler
1 year ago

Count me in!

Schmurtz
Schmurtz
1 year ago

Nice board, I would like to test ?

GMA
GMA
1 year ago

Awesome

Max Siegieda
Max Siegieda
1 year ago

Now that I’d like

Hanna
Hanna
1 year ago

I’m in!

M_K
M_K
1 year ago

I’m in.

Nikolaos Monios
Nikolaos Monios
1 year ago

I hope I win this one!

Kubo
Kubo
1 year ago

I’m in

Alfredo Fdez
1 year ago

Great Place. Thanks for the giveaway.

Guillaume LEVEQUE
Guillaume LEVEQUE
1 year ago

Nice 🙂

James Hodgkinson
1 year ago

Here’s hoping I get this, our club could use a shared computer 😀

Khiemspdt
Khiemspdt
1 year ago

Good one

R.D.
R.D.
1 year ago

Because having enough SBCs isn’t really a thing, I’m in.

codingfield
1 year ago

This time, I’m trying my luck!

jeanrhum
jeanrhum
1 year ago

So nice board, I’d be happy to win it!

hei5enbrg
hei5enbrg
1 year ago

I would love to have one

Jorge Aguilar
Jorge Aguilar
1 year ago

Cool.

Frederic
Frederic
1 year ago

Would be happy to win this prize 😉

Tord
Tord
1 year ago

Yes please

Pkilgannon
Pkilgannon
1 year ago

If you’re not in you can’t win 😉

Renato ZX
1 year ago

Nice board to test different operating systems.

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

Cool cool ?

A C
A C
1 year ago

Looks like a great SBC

Jerry Rocteur
Jerry Rocteur
1 year ago

It would be nice to have one of these! it looks much neater with the case !!

TCB13
1 year ago

Bring the killer SBC!

DingoDango
DingoDango
1 year ago

🙂

Stanislav Vasilev
Stanislav Vasilev
1 year ago

Pick me up!

Karpiu
Karpiu
1 year ago

Od it for me?

maurer
maurer
1 year ago

awesome

kprasadvnsi
kprasadvnsi
1 year ago

Let’s try some new boards.

Angelos
1 year ago

Yes please! That is the best.

rufik
rufik
1 year ago

Would be nice to have it 🙂

Paul Gray
Paul Gray
1 year ago

I could replace my 12 year old desktop with this.

Matthew Flagg
Matthew Flagg
1 year ago

I’d love one.

Freire
Freire
1 year ago

I wish everyone good luck, said no one ever.

Domih
Domih
1 year ago

I’m NOT in. I prefer to save my sweepstakes slot for the Bentley Flying Spur give away.

Ted
Ted
1 year ago

I like it…..

Thiago Tavares
Thiago Tavares
1 year ago

Feeling lucky today 🙂

Virtual
Virtual
1 year ago

Thx

Gaetano
Gaetano
1 year ago

I really Like this

Landon Henderson
Landon Henderson
1 year ago

I’m in, count me in to win.

Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar
1 year ago

Nice kit!

Emannuell
1 year ago

Awesome, I would love win this game

Matteo
Matteo
1 year ago

Want it! 🙂

Wenting Zhang
Wenting Zhang
1 year ago

Thats cool

seba
seba
1 year ago

Keeping my fingers crossed…

Rainer
Rainer
1 year ago

Nice to have !

S. I.
S. I.
1 year ago

Super!!

Dharry
Dharry
1 year ago

Count me in

Ave
1 year ago

Nice

jt
1 year ago

Count me in!

Tarwin
Tarwin
1 year ago

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Yaima Menendez
Yaima Menendez
1 year ago

Yes! I’d love one

Zhongfu
Zhongfu
1 year ago

I’m in!

Zigmars R.
Zigmars R.
1 year ago

Greetings from Latvia,
Count me in for the draw!

Oleg
Oleg
1 year ago

I am in!

hominoid
hominoid
1 year ago

I’m in.

Carlos Santos
Carlos Santos
1 year ago

Miiiine!

Hong Shen
Hong Shen
1 year ago

This is strong SBC. I love it.

Aashitech
1 year ago

I am in….

Kunal Shah
Kunal Shah
1 year ago

Definitely clicked the “enter sweepstakes” links before posting this comment… ha!

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago

Thank you for the giveaway!

Luís Teixeira
Luís Teixeira
1 year ago

This is pretty awesome of you!

Michael Cotty
1 year ago

Count me in , Thanks

Douglas Mayle
Douglas Mayle
1 year ago

You saved the best for last

AlexM
1 year ago

I’m too

Jagadeesh
Jagadeesh
1 year ago

Yes plz…

Michael Cotty
1 year ago

Yes please

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

Want one…

Sergio palma
Sergio palma
1 year ago

Thank you for be so gentle.

Balaji.V
Balaji.V
1 year ago

Hi
Im In

Servo
Servo
1 year ago

Dice!

Konzolec
Konzolec
1 year ago

Now is my time to win ?

Marko
Marko
1 year ago

Would fit perfectly!

Iliya
Iliya
1 year ago

Count me in 🙂

Venet
Venet
1 year ago

Great to have!

Timotej Leginus
Timotej Leginus
1 year ago

I want to win because I want to start my own homelab. Thank you very much!

Cristhian Palma Macay
Cristhian Palma Macay
1 year ago

Participando

joseph R
joseph R
1 year ago

Count me in!

Wenle Z.
Wenle Z.
1 year ago

Count me in.

shift
shift
1 year ago

Count me in

Poddingue
1 year ago

Hey there!
I wouldn’t mind getting this. ?
Best of luck to all of you !
Thanks for this giveaway. ?

Brad C
Brad C
1 year ago

I’ve been wanting to check one of these out for a while. Count me in 🙂

Catalin Toda
Catalin Toda
1 year ago

Count me in

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

_really_ nice pile!

Niklas
Niklas
1 year ago

Count me in, thank you!

Malik Cissé
1 year ago

I am in

DoorToDoorGeek
1 year ago

Dang sexy device, I want one

Diego
Diego
1 year ago

Wow now the interesting things are coming 😛

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Must have this!

tran viet
1 year ago

i like it

Peter De Lange
Peter De Lange
1 year ago

Woud be fun to win

Bruno Capobiango
Bruno Capobiango
1 year ago

I’m in. Thanks!!

Stefan Lopušina
Stefan Lopušina
1 year ago

Great prize, good luck all.

Tushar
Tushar
1 year ago

Please papi give it to me!!

MusokeSman
1 year ago

Thanks

Pere
Pere
1 year ago

Hi, Thanks

Dainis
Dainis
1 year ago

Good luck for all! 🙂

Derek Zhu
Derek Zhu
1 year ago

Ye my raspberry 2 could use some upgrades

KopiJahe
KopiJahe
1 year ago

Count me in.

technik007cz
1 year ago

Nice evening, I am in play…

Nikola
Nikola
1 year ago

Here!

Rogan Dawes
Rogan Dawes
1 year ago

Yes please!

redilyn
1 year ago

I would love to win this!

Kovacs Robert
Kovacs Robert
1 year ago

Count me in, thanks!

Tired8281
Tired8281
1 year ago

Thanks!

jiyan
jiyan
1 year ago

Really nice!

Stephen Lovejoy
Stephen Lovejoy
1 year ago

Not sure if i already did this but would really want this sbc

Mat
Mat
1 year ago

Yeah!

Chi
Chi
1 year ago

Count me in

Jarek
Jarek
1 year ago

in

Matt
1 year ago

I would like to be in the draw too !
check out the buildroot system for the NanoPi M4 : https://github.com/flatmax/NanoPi.Neo4.buildroot.external

Manuel
Manuel
1 year ago

I’m in!

Michal
Michal
1 year ago

Can I get it still?

Michael Regenmacher
1 year ago

in

Indira
Indira
1 year ago

I would love this product to be hooked upto an extra display and act as a plex server in my home. Hope i will win..

Hugo
Hugo
1 year ago

Giveaway! Great!

shen yi
shen yi
1 year ago

interesting product

H3x
H3x
1 year ago

I’d like to have it

Lionel Hummel
Lionel Hummel
1 year ago

+1

Garrett
1 year ago

Can’t wait!

Chaton Pascal
1 year ago

Thank you for letting me in.

dmsc
dmsc
1 year ago

I’m in!

Goh Inn Chyun
Goh Inn Chyun
1 year ago

Hi, i really enjoy CNXSoftware and I want to win this NanoPi

Nguyen Tung
Nguyen Tung
1 year ago

I’m in

Mike Pap
1 year ago

Count me in!

norCalm
norCalm
1 year ago

Count me in!

Ricardo Hsu
Ricardo Hsu
1 year ago

Hi, I’m interested in the sbc.

Suriyan Laohaprapanon
Suriyan Laohaprapanon
1 year ago

Count me in, thanks!

Joseph Teh
Joseph Teh
1 year ago

Joining 🙂

Jay
1 year ago

Wow! What a treasure for anyone winning!

Kate M
Kate M
1 year ago

This is the best one so far, pick me!!!

Zamir
Zamir
1 year ago

With 4G of memory, this looks good to use for compiling and daily using

shyam
shyam
1 year ago

interested

Frank Wu
1 year ago

Count me in. Thanks!

Kwlee
Kwlee
1 year ago

I want this!

Tyler Wolski
Tyler Wolski
1 year ago

Count me in. I love working with SBC’s.

Slowstream
Slowstream
1 year ago

TEOTWAWKI

Frank Earl
1 year ago

Add me to the list.

Peter Irlam
1 year ago

Oh, please.

Sattt
Sattt
1 year ago

innnn

DANG DUY SON
DANG DUY SON
1 year ago

Wish me luck!

Veltsu
Veltsu
1 year ago

Count me in!

Feng Guo
Feng Guo
1 year ago

I would love to install openmediavault on this NanoPi M4v2. Wish me luck : )

Frank
1 year ago

Ah, another doet of nanopi. Interesting!

maurer
maurer
1 year ago

i should be in

zmlopez
zmlopez
1 year ago

I’m in

Димитър «Topper» Мазнеков
1 year ago

Hi pals, I’m in !

Wojciech Lubicz-Lapinski
1 year ago

Please, come to me …..

dani
dani
1 year ago

castafiore

Vanja Andreev
Vanja Andreev
1 year ago

Give

errepunto
errepunto
1 year ago

Count me in

Piero
Piero
1 year ago

Cross my fingers

Timothy Wong Glash
1 year ago

I would love to have one 🙂

Yigido
Yigido
1 year ago

I’m in

Domenico Sgarbossa
1 year ago

Here I am!

Huynh Thanh Tu
Huynh Thanh Tu
1 year ago

i have a dream

Amritraj
Amritraj
1 year ago

Hey i really like this single board computer with 4gb ram count me in pls…

Kedar Koppikar
Kedar Koppikar
1 year ago

me too

Tasos
1 year ago

Good review, I am in!

d_b
d_b
1 year ago

count me in

Z. Zulkifli
Z. Zulkifli
1 year ago

Count me in!

Andrius Kurtinaitis
Andrius Kurtinaitis
1 year ago

I’m in.

ppsp
ppsp
1 year ago

I will take my chance if it’s still possible, who knows

Kebab
Kebab
1 year ago

Yes please

Josef
Josef
1 year ago

Count me , please too

Boris
1 year ago

I still have no board with Rockchip RK3399, I would like to have one…

IvanPtr
IvanPtr
1 year ago

NanoPI is good!

Tom de Boer
1 year ago

Yes, please! I’ve been having my eye on one for a long time:)

Paul Walker
1 year ago

Please pick me

Ivan Najdanović
1 year ago

Wanna have it

Khun Manao
Khun Manao
1 year ago

Yes! Please!

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

That is a pretty cool board.

Ken M
Ken M
1 year ago

Great web blog!

sb7
sb7
1 year ago

Yes please!

Viri VR
1 year ago

Good afternoon, I’m in . I really hope to win!

ryzenapu
ryzenapu
1 year ago

nice board for various projects

Martin
Martin
1 year ago

Let the balls rolling…

Devman
1 year ago

ooh, shiny

Dragan Pavlovic
1 year ago

Would be a great price. Thank you.

pmos69
pmos69
1 year ago

Ping…

Carlos
Carlos
1 year ago

Good Product!

Erik
Erik
1 year ago

Please count me in this think is super nice

Viacheslav
Viacheslav
1 year ago

Cool blog!

Arnaldo Valente
1 year ago

I would love to recive one

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

Ooooo! Count me in!

dnick
dnick
1 year ago

Cool!

Ray Knight
Ray Knight
1 year ago

I want this!

Ivan
Ivan
1 year ago

Super

Uroš P
Uroš P
1 year ago

I do would love this!

Sébastien
Sébastien
1 year ago

I’m in

Caio Pedreira
Caio Pedreira
1 year ago

I’m in!

Darran
Darran
1 year ago

I can think of a few really good uses for this

Shuky
Shuky
1 year ago

meni

Solmis
Solmis
1 year ago

Me me me

Stuart
Stuart
1 year ago

As someone that has one of these boards, there is currently no decent support. FirendlyElec’s desktop based images use vmware drivers for video, i.e. no hardware support, so don’t expect good quality video, just yet. If you can live with this then more power to you. There are also not currently any distro’s of Linux that work on this board other than the FE images. Hopefully Armbian will be ready soon…

I currently have two of these boards and am looking forward to a working Armbian build!

Tom Daichendt
Tom Daichendt
1 year ago

Yes please

Piotr
Piotr
1 year ago

Please, count me in 🙂

roel
roel
1 year ago

Looks interesting.

Branko
Branko
1 year ago

Want it!

Scott
Scott
1 year ago

Looks good

Joao Santos
1 year ago

Count me in!

Neftaly Hernandez
Neftaly Hernandez
1 year ago

Keen!

Serge
1 year ago

Yepp

Amanda
Amanda
1 year ago

Looks awesome!

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