Although we have not talked to you about alternatives to Raspberry Pi for a long time, the truth is that they still exist and are even creating variants in attention to the Raspberry Pi variants.
The SBC board that we show you today belongs to a well-known project, the NanoPi project that originated from the FriendlyElec company. NanoPi M1 Plus is an updated sbc board but that focuses on offering the same or more for less space. Being a tough competitor to the Raspberry Pi Zero and surpassing the Raspberry Pi 2.
However, NanoPi M1 Plus is a board that due to its shortcomings cannot compete with the new Raspberry Pi Zero W or the Raspberry Pi 3. Nano Pi M1 Plus is a board that has a processor AllWinner Quadcore at 1,2 Ghz, with 1 Gb of ram memory and 8 Gb of internal storage.
NanoPi M1 Plus does not have any bluetooth or wireless module
Regarding connections, the NanoPi board has an HDMI port, 2 USB 3 ports and a microUSB OTG port. A microsd card slot, an Ethernet port and two buttons, one on / off and the other with reset functions.
Like other models, the NanoPi M1 Plus also has a GPIO port that will improve the functions of the board But above all, it will help the user to use this board for IoT purposes, for which it seems that this board is intended.
We have Ubuntu Core and Ubuntu MATE for this SBC board, so we can also use it as a minipc. The price of this new device is quite low, about $ 30, but it is still quite a high price if we take into account the price of the new Pi Zero W or the Pi Zero.
NanoPi M1 Plus is a good alternative if you don't want to share a Raspberry Pi or an Orange Pi, but it is true that the lack of Bluetooth and wireless makes it not such an interesting option like other models What do you think? What do you think of this new sbc board?