ODROID-H4 Plus review – Part 2: Intel N97 NAS Kit and fanless SBC tested in Ubuntu 24.04

ODROID-H4 Plus Ubuntu 24.04 review

In the first part of the ODROID-H4+ kit review, I checked out the hardware and showed how to install the Intel N97 SBC into the H4 Type 3 case taking up to four 2.5-inch SATA drives. I’ve now had time to test the ODROID-H4 Plus with Ubuntu 24.04 both as an actively cooled NAS kit and a fanless SBC and will report benchmark results, 2.5GbE and storage test results, 4K and 8K YouTube video playback capability, check IBECC memory support, measure power consumption, and more in the second part of the review. Ubuntu 24.04 installation on ODROID-H4 Plus The ODROID-H4 Plus SBC does not come with any preinstalled OS since there’s no storage by default, so I installed Ubuntu 24.04 on the 128GB M.2 NVMe SSD I inserted into the board. The installation went relatively smoothly, but in hindsight, I would have probably installed the OS before installing the SBC […]

AAEON RICO-3568 is a Pico-ITX Plus board powered by a Rockchip RK3568 SoC

AAEON RICO-3568 Pico-ITX Plus board

AAEON RICO-3568 is a Pico-ITX Plus single board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3568 quad-core Cortex-A55 AI SoC, up to 8GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC flash, four display interfaces (HDMI, LVDS, eDP, MIPI DSI), gigabit Ethernet, and various expansion headers for industrial applications. Most have already heard about the Pico-ITX form factor, but it’s the first time I’ve ever come across a Pico-ITX Plus board. It looks like it’s an AAEON-specific “standard” right now, with the Pico-ITX Plus boards (100x80mm) being slightly wider than Pico-ITX SBCs (100x72mm). AAEON RICO-3568 specifications: SoC – Rockchip RK3568 CPU – Quad-core Cortex A55 processor at up to 2.0 GHz GPU – Mali G52 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1 VPU 4Kp60 H.264/H.265/VP9/AV1/AVS2, 1080p60 MPEG-1/VP8 video decoder 1080p60 H.264/H.265 video encoder AI accelerator – 0.8 TOPS NPU System Memory – 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB LPDDR4 Storage 16GB eMMC flash MicroSD card […]

UP Squared Pro 710H Edge mini PC combines Processor N97 or Core i3-N305 CPU with 26 TOPS Hailo-8 AI accelerator

UP Squared Pro 710H Edge mini PC

AAEON UP Squared Pro 710H Edge is a mini PC with an onboard Hailo-8 edge 26 TOPS AI accelerator and an Intel Processor N97 or Core i3-N305 Alder Lake-N CPU designed for edge AI applications. The fanless Edge AI mini PC comes up to 16GB LPDDR5 soldered-on RAM, up to 128GB eMMC flash, and offers dual 4K video output through HDMI and DisplayPort connector, dual 2.5GbE, optional WiFi and cellular connectivity, two USB 3.2 ports, an RS232/RS422/RS485 COM port, a 40-pin female GPIO header, and a wide 12 to 36V DC input. UP Squared Pro 710H Edge specifications: Alder Lake N-series SoC (one or the other) Intel Processor N97 quad-core processor up to 3.6 GHz with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics Gen 12 @ 1.2 GHz; TDP: 12W Intel Core i3-N305 octa-core processor up to 3.8 GHz with 6MB cache, 32EU Intel UHD Graphics Gen 12 @ 1.25 GHz; […]

Azulle’s OEM features for enhanced operations (Sponsored)

Azulle OEM mini PC

In the bustling world of tech innovation, where the quest for efficiency meets the desire for personalized solutions, Azulle emerges as a beacon of ingenuity. Azulle isn’t just a brand, but a manufacturer of hardware solutions for businesses. Picture a company aspiring to redefine its workspace, craving devices that seamlessly integrate into its established ecosystem while proudly bearing its distinctive insignia. This company embodies the ideal partner for Azulle manufacturing capabilities. With their unparalleled OEM (original equipment manufacturer) services, Azulle empowers organizations to craft mini PCs that aren’t just tools but extensions of their vision. Customization Features for Your Mini PC Azulle offers mini PCs with a wide range of configurations, allowing businesses to tailor the system to their specific needs. As a business, when buying from Azulle, you get the chance to choose the operating system, RAM, and storage for your hardware set-up. In addition, Azulle extends the flexibility […]

Cincoze DA-1200 fanless industrial embedded computer features Intel N97 CPU, operates in -40 to 70°C temperature range

Cincoze DA-1200 fanless industrial embedded computer

Cincoze DA-1200 is a compact, fanless industrial embedded computer powered by an Intel Processor N97 Alder Lake-N CPU with up to 16GB DDR5, and equipped with M.2 Key-B sockets and 2.5-inch SATA slot for storage, dual 2.5GbE, optional WiFi and 5G connectivity, DisplayPort video output, and a CMI connector for expansion. Designed for challenging industrial environments, the mini PC works across a wide temperature range (-40 to 70°C) and wide voltage range (9 to 48V) and complies with the MIL-STD-810H shock and vibration standard, as well as various EMC/EMI standards such as EN IEC 61000-6-2 and EN IEC 61000-6-4. Cincoze DA-1200 specifications: SoC – Intel Processor N97 Alder Lake-N quad-core processor @ up to 3.6 GHz with 6MB cache, 24 EU Intel UHD graphics @ up to 1.20 GHz; TDP: 12W System Memory – Up to 16GB DDR5-4800 via SO-DIMM socket Storage M.2 SSD shared by M.2 Key B Type […]

INCTEL N100 fanless mini PC and micro firewall appliance comes with four 2.5GbE ports using Intel i226V controllers

Intel N100 quad 2.5GbE router mini PC

INCTEL N100, also sold under the Partaker brand, is a fanless mini PC and “micro firewall appliance” powered by an Intel Processor N100 CPU and equipped with four 2.5GbE ports all using Intel i226V. It has features similar to the tiny, actively cooled iKOOLCORE R2 Alder Lake-N mini PC that combines Intel and RealTek controllers, but the INCTEL model has a larger yet thinner design. The device supports up to 16GB DDR5 memory, can take an M.2 NVMe SSD and/or a 2.5-inch SATA drive for storage, and also provides two video outputs through HDMI and DisplayPort, as well as a few USB ports, an RJ45 console port, and optional support for WiFi and 4G LTE connectivity. INCTEL N100 specifications: SoC- Intel Processor N100 quad-core Alder Lake N-series processor @ up to 3.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD graphics @ up to 750 MHz; TDP: 6W System Memory […]

Fanless Raspberry Pi CM4 panel PC features 15.6-inch touchscreen display, supports 9V-36V wide input voltage

Raspberry Pi CM4 Fanless Panel PC

EDATEC ED-HMI2320-156C is a fanless panel PC powered by a Raspberry Pi CM4 module with 15.6-inch capacitive touchscreen display and a metal enclosure ensuring cooling that’s built upon the previous Compute Module 4 smart displays from the company such as the 10.1-inch EDATEC ED-HMI2020-101C industrial panel PC and the ED-HMI2120-101C adding features such as 4G LTE, RS232 and RS485, M.2 NVMe SSD. The company’s latest HMI solution comes with two mSATA sockets, a 4K-capable HDMI 2.1 output port, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, optional WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5, and 4G LTE connectivity, as well as a few USB ports and DB9 serial ports. It can operate in the -25°C to +60°C temperature range and takes 9V to 36V DC input. EDATEC ED-HMI2320-156C specifications: System-on-Module (SoM) – Raspberry Pi CM4 SoC – Broadcom BCM2711 CPU – Quad-core Cortex-A72 processor @ 1.5GHz GPU – VideoCore VI conformant with OpenGL ES 3.1 & Vulkan […]

Vecow SPC-9000 fanless embedded system is powered by an Intel Core 7 Ultra 165U or Core 5 Ultra 135U SoC

Vecow SPC-9000 Fanless Intel Core Ultra embedded system

Vecow SPC-9000 fanless embedded system is powered by the 14th Gen Intel Core Ultra 7 165U or Core Ultra 5 135U 12-core Meteor Lake processor and targets Edge AI applications for factory management, data acquisition & monitoring, autonomous mobile robots (AMR), Smart Retail, and more. The device supports up to 32GB DDR5 RAM, offers M.2 PCIe sockets and a 2.5-inch SATA bay for storage, can drive up to three 4K displays through HDMI, DP, and USB-C ports, features two 2.5GbE ports, and a few USB ports. The SPC-9000 can also be fitted with a 4G LTE module, comes with two RS232/422/485 serial ports, takes a wide 9V-55V DC input voltage range, and can operate up to a -40°C to 75°C temperature range depending on the model. Vecow SPC-9000 specifications: Meteor Lake SoC (one or the other) Intel Core Ultra 7 165U 12-core (2P+8E+2LPE) processor @ 1.2 / 1.7 / 4.9 […]