Since the arrival of the Raspberry Pi on the market, it seems that a new sector has opened up until now unknown to many but that has ended up giving many joys to the first to enter it. We have proof of what I say in how the Raspberry Foundation has developed different concepts of an original idea or how, in this case, NanoPi Neo, has just been updated with a more interesting version.
Directly comparing a Raspberry Pi to a new one NanoPi Neo Plus2 We find, at first glance, that the NanoPi Neo Plus2 version is smaller and cheaper than the famous Rapberry Pi 3 Model B since, at least in terms of characteristics and benefits, both are very similar.
NanoPi Neo Plus2, a more than interesting alternative to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Going into a little more detail to tell you that the new NanoPi Neo Plus2 stands out, among other things, for a size of 52 x 40 mm compared to the 122 x 76 mm of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. In terms of raw power, the NanoPi Neo Plus2 has been equipped with a processor H5 Quad-core (Cortex A53) 64-bit which has been accompanied by a Mali-450 GPU, 1 GB of DDR3 RAM and 8 GB of eMMC storage that can be expanded using a microSD card. As to connectivity It stands out for including WiFi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet connection.
Perhaps the negative part that we can find about the NanoPi Neo Plus2 is that, while the Raspberry version can run with Raspbian and there is a much richer ecosystem regarding the software that we can install, for the NanoPi we can only, for now, bet on install Ubuntu Core, a minimum version of this operating system in addition to lack HDMI port This is due, according to those responsible, to the fact that instead of being oriented to function as a miniPC, it has been developed with the Internet of Things in mind much more.
If you want to try the new NanoPi Neo Plus2, tell you that it is already available at a price of $ 24,99 a unit at their official store.