If you are searching for a powerful mini PC which is roughly the same size as a Raspberry Pi but offers high performance specifications similar to that of a MacBook. You may be interested in the LattePanda Alpha powered by a 7th generation Intel Core m3 processor. With prices starting from $358 the LattePanda Alpha mini PC costs considerably more than the humble $35 Raspberry Pi but offers a wealth of high specification components.
The Alpha Edition uses the same Intel 7th generation Core m3 processor as the latest MacBook, offering a great choice for superior performance and low power consumption. “We have shrunken this computing monster from a laptop to the size of a phone.”
The LattePanda Alpha is currently shipping with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed but the hardware’s developers have also added compatibility for Linux and Linux dual OS support. Specifications of the LattePanda Alpha mini PC include :
CPU：Intel 7th Gen Core m3-7y30
Graphics：Intel HD Graphics 615, 300-900MHz
RAM：8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz Dual-Channel
Connectors: 1x M.2 M Key, PCIe 4x, supports NVMe SSD and SATA SSD. 1x M.2 E Key, PCIe 2x，supports USB2.0, UART, PCM
Connectivity： WIFI 802.11 AC, 2.4G & 5G Dual Band. Bluetooth 4.2. Gigabyte Ethernet
USB Ports： 3x USB 3.0 Type A. 1x USB Type C, supports PD, DP, USB 3.0
Display： HDMI Output Type-C DP Support Extendable eDP touch displays
GPIO & other features：2x 50 GPIOs including I2C, I2S, USB, RS232, UART, RTC. Power Management. Extendable power button.
OS Support：Windows 10 Pro, various Linux
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