Inovato Quadra is an Arm Linux mini PC based on Allwinner H6 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB flash, and running Armbian-built Debian 11 Bullseye 64-bit.
If the device looks like a repurposed Android TV box, it is because it is based on the T95 Mini model with one HDMI 2.0 port, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, a microSD card slot, a Fast Ethernet port and WiFi 4 wireless connectivity.
Inovato Quadra specifications:
- SoC – Allwinner H6 quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor @ up to 1.7 GHz with Arm Mali-720 MP2 GPU
- System Memory – 2GB RAM
- Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, MicroSD card slot
- Video & Audio Output
- HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60
- 3.5mm AV port with video composite and analog audio
- 10/100M Ethernet port
- Quadra – 2.4 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi 4, no Bluetooth (can be added with a USB dongle)
- Quadra Plus – Dual-band 802.11ac WiFi 5; Bluetooth 4.2 USB dongle
- USB – USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0[prt
- Power Supply – 5V/2A power adapter included
- Dimensions – 92 x 92 x 22mm
The Armbian image provided by Inovato relies on Debian 11 plus the lightweight XFCE desktop manager with a MacOS-like interface & dock. If you don’t like to run some random OS on a mini PC, the instructions to build the Armbian server or desktop images are provided, or you can directly check out the patches.
The Inovato Quadra sells for $29, while the Quadra Plus with WiFi 5, a Bluetooth 4.2 USB adapter, and a 4-port USB hub goes for $39. You’ll find both on the Inovata shop. There’s no contact information per se on the website, but the person behind the product is Michael Burmeister-Brown, former chief scientist at Datto cybersecurity company based in the US.
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