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
3 years ago

Hi there, I’m in!

Kevin Clevenger
Kevin Clevenger
3 years ago

Hey, I do would love this!

Rob Brown
Rob Brown
3 years ago

Yes please!

Greg Dalton
3 years ago

Sweet!
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tkraspilabs
tkraspilabs
3 years ago

nice and power full board but poor resources I think 😉

RubenM
RubenM
3 years ago

Count me in, thanks!

s k
s k
3 years ago

I’m in for the draw. Thanks!

Konstantin Angelov
3 years ago

Count me , please.

TheLinuxBug
3 years ago

Count me in!

sayan
3 years ago

Me please

Miklos Marton
3 years ago

Count me in!

TBel
TBel
3 years ago

I’m in too

Xtract
Xtract
3 years ago

This one is nice!

Jerry
Jerry
3 years ago

It looks so cool. I’m in, Thanks 🙂

Memeka
Memeka
3 years ago

Comment

Smol000
Smol000
3 years ago

Try it.

piter75
piter75
3 years ago

Count me in. This is good stuff!

Ramin
Ramin
3 years ago

It looks so cool.

Philip Dias
Philip Dias
3 years ago

Could really use this, new toy

TLS
TLS
3 years ago

Could be fun to play with.

SUREN ZADURIAN
SUREN ZADURIAN
3 years ago

I’m in. Thanks.

ricklar
ricklar
3 years ago

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

KiLKWarez
KiLKWarez
3 years ago

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

Sebastian
Sebastian
3 years ago

I’m in

江坤霖
3 years ago

Nice board

k.c.
3 years ago

+1

Michael Z
Michael Z
3 years 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
3 years ago

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

Dean Shorter
Dean Shorter
3 years ago

Good luck all

Laurent M
3 years ago

Count me in please !

Mark Birss
Mark Birss
3 years ago

Yes yes

Александр Велин
3 years ago

Hi. I’m in!!!!

ye thu
ye thu
3 years ago

how nice if i get it

Magnus
Magnus
3 years ago

Woop woop!!

Alexander Aulin Söderqvist
Alexander Aulin Söderqvist
3 years ago

Would be perfect for the holidays!

Brian Weller
3 years ago

Praying to the random.org God’s!

Minh Phuong Ly
Minh Phuong Ly
3 years ago

Would love to have this for smarthome hub

Peter Mahlknecht
Peter Mahlknecht
3 years ago

Nice SBC

Wojciech Lubicz-Lapinski
3 years ago

I want toooooo….. 🙂

Loïc
Loïc
3 years ago

I’m in. Thanks

Patrick
Patrick
3 years ago

Looks good.

guadguad ameur
guadguad ameur
3 years ago

Thanks

Daniel Tomaszewski
3 years ago

Please pick me. Greetings from Berlin Germany ?

Chi
Chi
3 years ago

I’m in

Jeremy
Jeremy
3 years ago

Hi, have a nice day!

Stakoov
Stakoov
3 years ago

So far so good

RandomThoughts
RandomThoughts
3 years ago

Count me in, good luck everyone.

Phan Dinh
Phan Dinh
3 years ago

Thanks

Gaetano
Gaetano
3 years ago

I really hop e…..

Tomaz
Tomaz
3 years ago

I am also in

Manfred Mdot
Manfred Mdot
3 years ago

Count me in!

HW_Kage
3 years ago

I really hope I get chosen.

Iman khamseh
Iman khamseh
3 years ago

Like it

Mati
Mati
3 years ago

Hi!!

Viktor
Viktor
3 years ago

Give it to me ?

Athos
Athos
3 years ago

Thank you

nick
nick
3 years ago

Thanks for the draw!

S Yousuf Imam
S Yousuf Imam
3 years ago

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

Alex Ustyantsev
Alex Ustyantsev
3 years ago

I’m in

Rohit
Rohit
3 years ago

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

Luigi Morelli
3 years ago

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

Youlian Troyanov
Youlian Troyanov
3 years ago

Gimme

radist
3 years ago

I’m in!

Paul R.
Paul R.
3 years ago

Count me in.

Chetan
3 years ago

I’m in

AgentCain
AgentCain
3 years ago

Looks intriguing. I’m taking part in this

Wit Witaya
3 years ago

Surprise with RAM bandwidth

halek
halek
3 years ago

Nice… Thanks…

Alessandro
Alessandro
3 years ago

I’m here! 🙂

luc
luc
3 years ago

Amazing,I was considering that sbc for a project.

Bekir
Bekir
3 years ago

Count me in. Thanks!

Jacek Wiśniewski
Jacek Wiśniewski
3 years ago

I’m in

S B
S B
3 years ago

Beep boop

fox8091
fox8091
3 years ago

Comment left ?

Laurence Bank
Laurence Bank
3 years ago

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

Nikki
Nikki
3 years ago

Looks fantastic! I certainly would like one 😀

Bogdan
Bogdan
3 years ago

Count me in

LeoKesler
3 years ago

Count me in!

Schmurtz
Schmurtz
3 years ago

Nice board, I would like to test ?

GMA
GMA
3 years ago

Awesome

Max Siegieda
Max Siegieda
3 years ago

Now that I’d like

Hanna
Hanna
3 years ago

I’m in!

M_K
M_K
3 years ago

I’m in.

Nikolaos Monios
Nikolaos Monios
3 years ago

I hope I win this one!

Kubo
Kubo
3 years ago

I’m in

Alfredo Fdez
3 years ago

Great Place. Thanks for the giveaway.

Guillaume LEVEQUE
Guillaume LEVEQUE
3 years ago

Nice 🙂

James Hodgkinson
3 years ago

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

Khiemspdt
Khiemspdt
3 years ago

Good one

R.D.
R.D.
3 years ago

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

codingfield
3 years ago

This time, I’m trying my luck!

jeanrhum
jeanrhum
3 years ago

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

hei5enbrg
hei5enbrg
3 years ago

I would love to have one

Jorge Aguilar
Jorge Aguilar
3 years ago

Cool.

Frederic
Frederic
3 years ago

Would be happy to win this prize 😉

Tord
Tord
3 years ago

Yes please

Pkilgannon
Pkilgannon
3 years ago

If you’re not in you can’t win 😉

Renato ZX
3 years ago

Nice board to test different operating systems.

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Cool cool ?

A C
A C
3 years ago

Looks like a great SBC

Jerry Rocteur
Jerry Rocteur
3 years ago

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

TCB13
3 years ago

Bring the killer SBC!

DingoDango
DingoDango
3 years ago

🙂

Stanislav Vasilev
Stanislav Vasilev
3 years ago

Pick me up!

Karpiu
Karpiu
3 years ago

Od it for me?

maurer
maurer
3 years ago

awesome

kprasadvnsi
kprasadvnsi
3 years ago

Let’s try some new boards.

3 years ago

Yes please! That is the best.

rufik
rufik
3 years ago

Would be nice to have it 🙂

Paul Gray
Paul Gray
3 years ago

I could replace my 12 year old desktop with this.

Matthew Flagg
Matthew Flagg
3 years ago

I’d love one.

Freire
Freire
3 years ago

I wish everyone good luck, said no one ever.

Domih
Domih
3 years ago

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

Ted
Ted
3 years ago

I like it…..

Thiago Tavares
Thiago Tavares
3 years ago

Feeling lucky today 🙂

Virtual
Virtual
3 years ago

Thx

Gaetano
Gaetano
3 years ago

I really Like this

Landon Henderson
Landon Henderson
3 years ago

I’m in, count me in to win.

Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar
3 years ago

Nice kit!

Emannuell
3 years ago

Awesome, I would love win this game

Matteo
Matteo
3 years ago

Want it! 🙂

Wenting Zhang
Wenting Zhang
3 years ago

Thats cool

seba
seba
3 years ago

Keeping my fingers crossed…

Rainer
Rainer
3 years ago

Nice to have !

S. I.
S. I.
3 years ago

Super!!

Dharry
Dharry
3 years ago

Count me in

Ave
3 years ago

Nice

jt
3 years ago

Count me in!

Tarwin
Tarwin
3 years ago

Oooh. Nice =)

Yaima Menendez
Yaima Menendez
3 years ago

Yes! I’d love one

Zhongfu
Zhongfu
3 years ago

I’m in!

Zigmars R.
Zigmars R.
3 years ago

Greetings from Latvia,
Count me in for the draw!

Oleg
Oleg
3 years ago

I am in!

hominoid
hominoid
3 years ago

I’m in.

Carlos Santos
Carlos Santos
3 years ago

Miiiine!

Hong Shen
Hong Shen
3 years ago

This is strong SBC. I love it.

Aashitech
3 years ago

I am in….

Kunal Shah
Kunal Shah
3 years ago

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

Andrew
Andrew
3 years ago

Thank you for the giveaway!

Luís Teixeira
Luís Teixeira
3 years ago

This is pretty awesome of you!

Michael Cotty
3 years ago

Count me in , Thanks

Douglas Mayle
Douglas Mayle
3 years ago

You saved the best for last

AlexM
3 years ago

I’m too

Jagadeesh
Jagadeesh
3 years ago

Yes plz…

Michael Cotty
3 years ago

Yes please

Andy
Andy
3 years ago

Want one…

Sergio palma
Sergio palma
3 years ago

Thank you for be so gentle.

Balaji.V
Balaji.V
3 years ago

Hi
Im In

Servo
Servo
3 years ago

Dice!

Konzolec
Konzolec
3 years ago

Now is my time to win ?

Marko
Marko
3 years ago

Would fit perfectly!

Iliya
Iliya
3 years ago

Count me in 🙂

Venet
Venet
3 years ago

Great to have!

Timotej Leginus
Timotej Leginus
3 years ago

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

Cristhian Palma Macay
Cristhian Palma Macay
3 years ago

Participando

joseph R
joseph R
3 years ago

Count me in!

Wenle Z.
3 years ago

Count me in.

shift
shift
3 years ago

Count me in

Poddingue
3 years ago

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

Brad C
Brad C
3 years ago

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

Catalin Toda
Catalin Toda
3 years ago

Count me in

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

_really_ nice pile!

Niklas
Niklas
3 years ago

Count me in, thank you!

Malik Cissé
3 years ago

I am in

DoorToDoorGeek
3 years ago

Dang sexy device, I want one

Diego
Diego
3 years ago

Wow now the interesting things are coming 😛

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

Must have this!

tran viet
3 years ago

i like it

Peter De Lange
Peter De Lange
3 years ago

Woud be fun to win

Bruno Capobiango
Bruno Capobiango
3 years ago

I’m in. Thanks!!

Stefan Lopušina
Stefan Lopušina
3 years ago

Great prize, good luck all.

Tushar
Tushar
3 years ago

Please papi give it to me!!

MusokeSman
3 years ago

Thanks

Pere
Pere
3 years ago

Hi, Thanks

Dainis
3 years ago

Good luck for all! 🙂

Derek Zhu
Derek Zhu
3 years ago

Ye my raspberry 2 could use some upgrades

KopiJahe
KopiJahe
3 years ago

Count me in.

technik007cz
3 years ago

Nice evening, I am in play…

Nikola
Nikola
3 years ago

Here!

Rogan Dawes
Rogan Dawes
3 years ago

Yes please!

redilyn
3 years ago

I would love to win this!

Kovacs Robert
Kovacs Robert
3 years ago

Count me in, thanks!

Tired8281
Tired8281
3 years ago

Thanks!

jiyan
jiyan
3 years ago

Really nice!

Stephen Lovejoy
Stephen Lovejoy
3 years ago

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

Mat
Mat
3 years ago

Yeah!

Chi
Chi
3 years ago

Count me in

Jarek
Jarek
3 years ago

in

Matt
3 years 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
3 years ago

I’m in!

Michal
Michal
3 years ago

Can I get it still?

Michael Regenmacher
3 years ago

in

Indira
Indira
3 years 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
3 years ago

Giveaway! Great!

shen yi
shen yi
3 years ago

interesting product

H3x
H3x
3 years ago

I’d like to have it

Lionel Hummel
Lionel Hummel
3 years ago

+1

Garrett
3 years ago

Can’t wait!

Chaton Pascal
3 years ago

Thank you for letting me in.

dmsc
dmsc
3 years ago

I’m in!

Goh Inn Chyun
Goh Inn Chyun
3 years ago

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

Nguyen Tung
Nguyen Tung
3 years ago

I’m in

Mike Pap
3 years ago

Count me in!

norCalm
norCalm
3 years ago

Count me in!

Ricardo Hsu
Ricardo Hsu
3 years ago

Hi, I’m interested in the sbc.

Suriyan Laohaprapanon
Suriyan Laohaprapanon
3 years ago

Count me in, thanks!

Joseph Teh
Joseph Teh
3 years ago

Joining 🙂

Jay
3 years ago

Wow! What a treasure for anyone winning!

Kate M
Kate M
3 years ago

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

Zamir
Zamir
3 years ago

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

shyam
shyam
3 years ago

interested

Frank Wu
3 years ago

Count me in. Thanks!

Kwlee
Kwlee
3 years ago

I want this!

Tyler Wolski
Tyler Wolski
3 years ago

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

Slowstream
Slowstream
3 years ago

TEOTWAWKI

Frank Earl
3 years ago

Add me to the list.

Peter Irlam
3 years ago

Oh, please.

Sattt
Sattt
3 years ago

innnn

DANG DUY SON
DANG DUY SON
3 years ago

Wish me luck!

Veltsu
Veltsu
3 years ago

Count me in!

Feng Guo
Feng Guo
3 years ago

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

Frank
3 years ago

Ah, another doet of nanopi. Interesting!

maurer
maurer
3 years ago

i should be in

zmlopez
zmlopez
3 years ago

I’m in

Димитър «Topper» Мазнеков
3 years ago

Hi pals, I’m in !

Wojciech Lubicz-Lapinski
3 years ago

Please, come to me …..

dani
dani
3 years ago

castafiore

Vanja Andreev
Vanja Andreev
3 years ago

Give

errepunto
errepunto
3 years ago

Count me in

Piero
Piero
3 years ago

Cross my fingers

Timothy Wong Glash
3 years ago

I would love to have one 🙂

Yigido
Yigido
3 years ago

I’m in

Domenico Sgarbossa
3 years ago

Here I am!

Huynh Thanh Tu
Huynh Thanh Tu
3 years ago

i have a dream

Amritraj
Amritraj
3 years ago

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

Kedar Koppikar
3 years ago

me too

Tasos
3 years ago

Good review, I am in!

d_b
d_b
3 years ago

count me in

Z. Zulkifli
Z. Zulkifli
3 years ago

Count me in!

Andrius Kurtinaitis
Andrius Kurtinaitis
3 years ago

I’m in.

ppsp
ppsp
3 years ago

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

Kebab
Kebab
3 years ago

Yes please

Josef
Josef
3 years ago

Count me , please too

Boris
Boris
3 years ago

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

IvanPtr
IvanPtr
3 years ago

NanoPI is good!

Tom de Boer
3 years ago

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

Paul Walker
3 years ago

Please pick me

Ivan Najdanović
3 years ago

Wanna have it

Khun Manao
Khun Manao
3 years ago

Yes! Please!

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago

That is a pretty cool board.

Ken M
Ken M
3 years ago

Great web blog!

sb7
sb7
3 years ago

Yes please!

Viri VR
3 years ago

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

ryzenapu
ryzenapu
3 years ago

nice board for various projects

Martin
Martin
3 years ago

Let the balls rolling…

Devman
3 years ago

ooh, shiny

Dragan Pavlovic
3 years ago

Would be a great price. Thank you.

pmos69
pmos69
3 years ago

Ping…

Carlos
Carlos
3 years ago

Good Product!

Erik
Erik
3 years ago

Please count me in this think is super nice

Viacheslav
Viacheslav
3 years ago

Cool blog!

Arnaldo Valente
3 years ago

I would love to recive one

Tim
Tim
3 years ago

Ooooo! Count me in!

dnick
dnick
3 years ago

Cool!

Ray Knight
Ray Knight
3 years ago

I want this!

Ivan
Ivan
3 years ago

Super

Uroš P
Uroš P
3 years ago

I do would love this!

Sébastien
Sébastien
3 years ago

I’m in

Caio Pedreira
Caio Pedreira
3 years ago

I’m in!

Darran
Darran
3 years ago

I can think of a few really good uses for this

Shuky
Shuky
3 years ago

meni

Solmis
Solmis
3 years ago

Me me me

Stuart
Stuart
3 years 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
3 years ago

Yes please

Piotr
Piotr
3 years ago

Please, count me in 🙂

roel
roel
3 years ago

Looks interesting.

Branko
Branko
3 years ago

Want it!

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Looks good

Joao Santos
3 years ago

Count me in!

Neftaly Hernandez
Neftaly Hernandez
3 years ago

Keen!

Serge
3 years ago

Yepp

Amanda
Amanda
3 years ago

Looks awesome!

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