LattePanda 3 Delta Hits the Crowdfunding Circuit as the Company's Fastest Single-Board Computer Yet

Surprisingly low-cost yet high-performance SBC outdoes its predecessor on all fronts — and is set to ship in March next year.

Gareth Halfacree
3 months agoHW101 / Internet of Things

LattePanda has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its next-generation single-board computer, the LattePanda 3 Delta — and claims it is its fastest yet, powered by an Intel 11th-generation Celeron N5105 processor.

"LattePanda 3 Delta features the latest Intel 11th generation mobile quad-core processor N5105 with up to 2.9GHz burst frequency," the company writes of its latest design. "Compared to its previous generation, the CPU speeds up to 2x faster, and the GPU speeds up to 3x faster. With so excellent performance, you can use it to watch 4K HDR videos smoothly and even play some heavy games."

LattePanda has upgraded the Delta, offering a serious speed boost over the original SBC. (📹: LattePanda)

As well as the processor, which is upgraded from the Celeron N4100 of the older LattePanda Delta, the new board includes 8GB of LPDDR4 memory running at 2,933MHz, 64GB of on-board eMMC storage with M.2 M-key NVMe and B-key SATA expansion options, and on-board Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. The board also includes the family's first USB 3.2 Gen 2 x1 port, for high-speed peripheral connectivity.

What hasn't changed is the support for makers: The board includes an Arduino Leonardo-compatible microcontroller as an on-board coprocessor, which is brought out alongside native general-purpose input/output (GPIO) capabilities to a pair of headers at either side of the board.

The LattePanda 3 Delta also features a redesigned cooling fan, a blower-type linked to a heatsink that is designed to keep the CPU and embedded GPU running cool even under load — yet without increasing the overall height of the board too much.

An optional UPS add-on is also available, turning four 18650 batteries into a power supply for the system, alongside 7- and 12.5" touchscreen displays.

The board supports a wide range of operating systems, and is available with or without a Microsoft Windows 10 Pro license. Early bird backers can pick up the unlicensed version for $199, with pricing rising to $229 for latecomers.

More details are available on the Kickstarter campaign page, with rewards expected to begin shipping in March next year.

Gareth Halfacree
Freelance journalist, technical author, hacker, tinkerer, erstwhile sysadmin. For hire: freelance@halfacree.co.uk.
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