Single Board Computers (SBC)


ODROID-XU4  Quad Core 2GHz, 2GB RAM, USB 3.0, Gigabit


Of all of the SBC’s I own this is my personal favorite.


USB 3.0

Up to 64 Gigs for eMMC

Use Android, or Ubuntu Linux operating system.

You must flash your MicroSD or eMMC card with either OS. Use this reference site.

You could use a microSD card to store the OS and files but I strongly recommend using a eMMC card because after using a microSD for my main OS I found that the eMMC does in fact operate faster.

I recommend purchasing the eMMC card and Card Writer along with your XU4

32GB eMMC Module ODROID-XU4 Android

ODROID USB3.0 eMMC Module Writer


The fan does not bother me although I have heard that the fan does bother others.  Hardkernel does make another version of the XU4 called the XU4Q that uses a heat sink rather than a fan.  The XU4Q (heat sink one) is great but keep in mind the fan XU4 does in fact operate slightly faster.

ODROID XU4Q with Passive Heatsink

ASUS Tinker Board S Quad-Core 1.8GHz SoC 2GB RAM 16GB eMMC storage 

  • Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288 processor
  • 2GB Dual Channel DDR3
  • Integrated Graphics Processor
  • 16GB eMMC
    Micro SD card slot
  • BlueTooth
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • Passive Heatsink
  • The Quad-Core Mali GPU supports max. resolution of 4K@30hz with H.264/H.265 hardware decoder

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

  • Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.4GHz
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE
  • Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 (maximum throughput 300 Mbps)
  • Extended 40-pin GPIO header
  • Full-size HDMI
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • CSI camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi camera
  • DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display
  • 4-pole stereo output and composite video port
  • Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
  • 5V/2.5A DC power input
  • Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support (requires separate PoE HAT)

Friendlyelec NanoPC T4

  • Model: Rockchip RK3399
    Number of Cores: 64-bit Dual Core Cortex-A72 + Quad Core Cortex-A53
    Frequency: Cortex-A72(up to 2.0GHz), Cortex-A53(up to 1.5GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 Ram
  • 16GB eMMC Storage
  • MicroSD slot up to 128GB
  • Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack
  • Hdmi port
  • 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0
  • 40 pin GPIO port
  • On board IR reciever
  • Wifi
  • OS – Android or Lubuntu


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