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Fanless ZimaBoard Single Board Server Is Zomething Different From the Makers of LattePanda

Pint-sized powerhouse packs ports galore for NAS, media server, and streaming applications.

It's hard to stand out in a crowded market. In the '90s, Coors took on a beverage category saturated by beer with a lemon-lime twist on malt-based wine coolers called Zima. LattePanda has managed to stand out in the SBC crowd with their Intel-based boards in a segment dominated by Arm. Now they are creating a brand new category with their "single board server" ZimaBoard.

With dual Gigabit Ethernet, 6 GB/s SATA, and USB 3.0 ports this pint-sized powerhouse is ideal for NAS or software router applications. With Celeron power and a 4K Mini DisplayPort, it not only makes a nice media server, but can stream hi-res video and audio too. A fanless design and 6W TDP means it won't be interrupting your auditory enjoyment with the whirring of blades either. A PCIe 2.0 x4 port rounds out the ample expansion options.

The ZimaBoard ships with Linux but is compatible with Windows, OpenWrt, pfSense, Android and Libreelec. Its open ecosystem currently supports more than 30 apps, including the Nextcloud on-premise file sharing and collaboration platform, pfSense open source software firewall, and Volumio audiophile music player.

A look at its key features:

  • Intel Celeron N3350 Dual Core 1.1-2.4GHz or Intel Celeron N3450 Quad Core 1.1-2.2GHz CPU
  • 2GB or 8GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB eMMC
  • 2X SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
  • 2X GbE LAN ports
  • 2X USB 3.0 ports
  • 1X PCIe 2.0 4X
  • 1X Mini-DisplayPort 1.2 4k@60Hz
  • 6W TDP
  • Passive Cooling
  • 120 x 74.5 x 25mm

The ZimaBoard 216 with Celeron N3350, 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage will be available to Kickstarter backers for just $69.99 ($99.99 retail), while the N3450/8/32GB ZimaBoard 832 will be priced at $129.99 for the campaign and $179.99 after.

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