This Raspberry Pi alternative has an 8th-gen Intel Core processor and 16GB of RAM, but will cost you almost $800!

This is a serious board designed for projects such as AI, edge computing, signage, and drones.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

Raspberry Pi boards are great for small projects, and sometimes even larger projects, but some applications need a lot more performance. This is where higher-end boards such as the AAEON PICO-WHU4 come into their own.

But power and performance doesn't come cheap.

While a Raspberry Pi 4 comes with a quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC processor running at 1.5GHz and between 1GB and 4GB of RAM, the PICO-WHU4 is more like a high-end PC.

The tech specs are particularly impressive.

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AAEON PICO-WHU4 board with with 8th-gen Intel Core processor

PICO-WHU4 tech specs:

  • 8th Intel Core i5 Processor SoC
  • Single non-ECC DDR4 SODIMM slot supporting up to 16GB of RAM
  • PICO-ITX form factor
  • Dual HDMI 1.4b ports
  • GbE x 2
  • SATA 6.0 Gb/s x 1
  • GPIO x 4
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2 (Rear), USB 2.0 x 2 Pin header, RS-232/422/485 x 2
  • Full size mSATA/mPCIe x 1 (Select by BIOS), M.2 2230 (E key) x 1
  • 12V Only (Terminal block)

The price for this is $783.

Quite an impressive board. But at an equally impressive price.

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