Rock Pi X by Radxa
The most bang for your buck with embedded computing! This is probably the most impressive single board computers (SBC's) that we've experienced for the price. This is similar to the Up Board and LattePanda, but more affordable.
Because this board runs Microsoft Windows, it can also run ARC directly. There is an audio jack for speakers and an HDMI for video.
ROCK Pi X is the first X86 SBC(Single Board Computer) by Radxa. It can run Windows and ARC. ROCK Pi X features...
- Intel Cherry Trail quad core processor Z8350
- 64bit dual channel 1866Mb/s LPDDR3
- up to 4K@30 HDMI Video
- 3.5mm audio jack with mic
- 802.11 ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.2
- USB Port
- GbE LAN
- 40-pin color expansion header
- Realtime clock
- USB PD and QC powering
ROCK Pi X comes in Model A and Model B; each model has 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB ram options. For the detailed differences between Model A and Model B, please check the Specifications.
This comparison chart, done by our friends at Explaining Computers says it all...
Synthiam has assembled a driver package to get your Rock Pi/x Rock'n! The driver package includes an installation readme file, which we recommend reading.Download Rock Pi/X Windows 10 Drivers (x64)
There is a document with step-by-step instructions for installing the drivers. Be sure to read the file and follow the instructions.
Installation Tips & Performance for SBCs
We have a guide in the Support section that includes steps on freeing storage space, increasing the performance, powering the SBC, and running headless with remote desktop software of robot computers, such as single-board computers.View Performance Tips To Make a Robot.
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@DJ turns out I was using my other black & red thumb drive to try and boot Windows it helps when you use the one with Windows on it. I just used my standard USB 16GB boot drive that I created with the Microsoft tool (made it the primary boot drive in the BIOS) and it was smooth sailing to install Windows
Thank you for the driver pack!! All the unknown devices are now installed and WiFi is working!
Haha, not ahalf bad idea. Buying a bunch and resell them. Heck Id like to get my job to replace the Pis we use with these.
If not, any suggestions on how to get a copy of windows 10 without breaking the bank?
In post 37, Nov 2020, DJ said: "No windows license needed. Just install windows and there’s a little message in the corner that says unregistered at all times."
Question: So I just go to Microsoft and download Windows 10 and install it? Then according to DJ I don't need to license it? I guess I need to know the best place to get an unlicensed copy of Windows 10.
And then, how do I install it into the Rock Pi. Is the best way to put the install program on a USB Stick and make the 1st boot drive the USB through the Bios?
Once you’re installing Win10 after your USB boot drive is finished, when it says to insert product key, select I don’t have a product key. Also when it says to connect to a network select I don’t have internet (or you will have to sign in on every boot). You can run Win10 like this with few limitations.
I've just looked, and it seems you can get a Rock Pi X from Amazon, its from Youyeetoo for $99. I wonder if this is the legit Rock Pi ? It says its Model B with Windows 10. Small quantity in stock too. I just might might.
Customer questions & answers
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Question:Is windows 10 installed on this?
Answer: There is no pre-installed system, so you can install the win10 version you like.
Good catch on this EZ Ang. Questions and Answers section is always the best place for me to head for questions and answers. LOL.