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.
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.