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 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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283 Replies to “Giveaway Week – NanoPi M4V2 SBC & Metal Case Kit”

  1. 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.


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

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

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

  5. 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..

  6. 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!

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