Sunday, October 25

Rock Pi X, compatible with Windows 10 and a serious rival for Raspberry Pi

This mini-board has taken it very seriously to compete against the Raspberry Pi 4, and yet it is capable of running Ubuntu Linux or Windows 10 thanks to its Intel processor. The Raspberry Pi 4 has a tough rival to beat after the launch of the Rock Pi X, an old acquaintance who returns with a much more advanced version and capable of running even Windows 10, in addition to Linux. We’ve already talked about many alternatives to the Raspberry Pi 4, and one of the recent ones has been the Banana Pi, and now Radxa has just released its first Intel-based mini-board. That is why the main claim of this launch is that it comes with an Intel Cherry Trail Atom x5-Z8350 64-bit quad-core processor from 2016, which runs at 1.44 GHz. Its creators claim that the base model can run Ubuntu Linux, but to run Windows 10 they recommend getting the model that comes with 64 GB of storage. For comparison Ubuntu requires only 16GB of storage for installation. These are some little known Raspberry Pi functions, a series of uses that we can give the motherboard to create a totally different device. The Rock Pi X is available in two configurations such as Model A and Model B. Model B is the most advanced and has 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2, as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port. The Model B, which as you can imagine is the most expensive, can cost up to 99 dollars in its configuration of 128 GB of storage. In any case, there are a multitude of sales configurations to choose from, and the Rock Pi X can be found in RAM memory configurations ranging from 1GB, to 2GB or 4GB of RAM; While the storage ranges from 8GB to 128GB, although as we said if you plan to install Windows 10, the 64 GB one is recommended. As far as the connectors go, it has a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB 3.0 port, 3 USB 2.0 host ports, and a Type-C USB port. In case you like comparisons, the most popular model The Raspberry Pi 4 is the 8GB one, which was announced earlier this year, and usually costs about $ 75 recommended.

[Vía: Zdnet]

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