V-Raptor Edge RK3399 Mini PC Runs Xubuntu 18.04 with EBBR Support

We previously wrote about XS LAB’s V-Raptor server equipped with SocioNext SC2A11 24-core Arm Cortex-A53 SoC, but the Korean company has been working on a different kind of project with V-Raptor Edge mini PC powered by Rockchip RK3399 processor and running Xubuntu 18.04 with an Arm EBBR-compliant UEFI bootloader.

The mini PC was designed to work as a thin client for Cloud PC VDI service from SK Broadband, but XS Lab appears open to expand its use to other applications depending on interest from distributors.

V-Raptor Edge PC preliminary specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor with 2x Arm Cortex-A72 cores @ up to 1.8 GHz, 4x Arm Cortex-A53 cores
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash or 32GB MicroSD card
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K, and DisplayPort  via USB-C port; dual-independent display support up to 2x Full HD
  • Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack, digital audio output via HDMI
  • Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 5.0 module
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB Type-C port

Some of the software features include a web-based remote console, system setting & remote configuration, OTA firmware update, VDI Client for Windows 10 via SK Broadband service. The company had a demo of the mini PC on YouTube but as people must have seen Windows 10, many got confused, even though that’s what thin clients are for, so the company decided to simply delete their YouTube account!

The company is now prepared online sales and work with distributors to start selling the mini PC for around $300 by the end of April.

All information comes from FunfunYoo Twitter account (XS Lab CEO).

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sola
sola
5 months ago

$300 sounds a bit steep for this kind of device.

You get a Pinebook Pro for $200 and that is so much more.

Whinny
Whinny
5 months ago

But you dont get that Pink (Magenta) look…

Jqpabc123
Jqpabc123
5 months ago

Another example of a computer that is too small to place the I/O on the back so cables have to be routed around to the front. This one has the added advantage of making the buyer pay extra for this privilege.

Willy
Willy
5 months ago

At this price you’d rather get a real PC. It will be less trouble to upgrade or re-purpose, and more powerful.

dimtass
5 months ago

Agree, that’s an x86_64 price range.

bob
bob
5 months ago

Maybe the only avantage of ARM device is power consumption and no information about (off, idle, full load).
AMD 3200U can idle at 6.5w with external hmdi in use, laptop screen off, and finnaly so far away of the annemic RK3399 in term of compute capability.

theguyuk
theguyuk
5 months ago

A look on aliexpress shows a 4 GB 32 GB Nano pi M4 v2 for £103 GBP inc acrylic case, heatsink, mini heat sink , power supply and usb-c & ethernet cables. Free p&p to UK,. bundle 3 Realovol.

That seems a large pink mark up for the product in the above article?

nobitakun
nobitakun
5 months ago

$300 for a rk3399? legal robbery? I’m really amazed how companies can put any price in their products without being punished by the masses at all.

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