A range of new Raspberry Pi mini PC alternatives has been made available to preorder today in the form of the Wand Pi 8M, which is now available to preorder from $89 with shipping expected to start during the spring of 2018. The new small form factor mini PC is available in three builds, the Wand Pi 8M Lite equipped with 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC for $89, the Wand Pi 8M Pro with 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC for $99 and finally the Wand Pi 8M Deluxe with 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC for $119. All three systems are powered by an quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor supported by Vivante GC700Lite graphics offering support for 4Kp60 H.265 and VP9 video.
The integrated graphics taking the form of the Vivante GC7000Lite, supports 4K UltraHD and HRD video capabilities offering users a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Other features of the mini PC include connectivity via both 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 together with ports for HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and USB 3.0 Type-C ports.
Starting today you can pre-order the WandPi-8M and be one of the first to receive them as early as spring 2018. The WandbPi-8M community board family revolutionize and transforms IoT audio, voice and video interactions – Wandboard WAND-PI-8M. This board is based on the NXP i.MX8M Quad applications processor, ARM Cortex-A53 + M4 architecture and popular Pi (85 x 56 mm) form factor bringing 4K UltraHD with HDR video quality with pro audio fidelity.
As the processing capabilities increase, the complexity and scope of the development of innovative embedded systems becomes more challenging. Prior to today, there weren’t any viable processing solutions that specifically addressed voice, video and audio requirements. With that in mind, Wandboard is announcing the WAND-PI-8M board family based on the NXP i.MX8M applications processor, an exact solution to embedded community’s specific A/V and versatility needs.