It was only four years ago that tiny PCs capable of running Windows looked, oddly, like something from the 80s. Now, in 2018, you’ll soon be able to get the likes of Hardkernel’s ODROID-H2 — a 110mm² motherboard packing a full, x86-64 Intel CPU that can not only run Windows 10, but power two 4K displays.
This article was originally published on October 20 at 14:30.
The guts of the ODROID-H2 is Intel’s quad-core J4105 processor, clocked at 2.3GHz and based on the Goldmont Plus architecture. This isn’t some cut-down hardware, but a full, x86-64 chip that can run anything a regular desktop can.
Here are the specs, courtesy of Hardkernel:
- 2.3Ghz Quad-core processor J4105 (14nm) with 4MiB Cache
- Dual-channel Memory DDR4-PC19200 (2400MT/s)
- Total 32GiB RAM Space with two SO-DIMM slots
- 4 x PCIe 2.0 for one NVMe storage
- 2 x Gbit Ethernet ports
- 2 x SATA 3.0
- SSE4.2 accelerator (SMM, FPU, NX, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES)
- Intel UHD Graphics (Gen9.5) 600 (GT1) 700Mhz
- HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.2 multiple video outputs
As you can see, the hardware is nothing to sneeze at. Better yet, it’s all packed into a petite 110x110x43mm profile, weighing around 320g.
Mass production is reportedly imminent, with product available in “late November”. There’s no price as of yet, however, it should be around $US100 ($140).