Hackboard 2

by Hackboard

A powerful & affordable Windows 10 Pro SBC with optional 4G or 5G connectivity

View all updates Sep 04, 2021

Debian, M.2, and Delivery Schedule

by Jon Prove

Dear Crowd Supply Backers,

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented times. We’ve got a few updates to share with you regarding the Hackboard 2 shipping schedule and board updates.

First, we have moved our schedule back a few weeks to accommodate some testing and component availability. While this is a few weeks behind where we expected to be, we are confident that the first shipments to our backers will go out by the second week in October. You are our first priority - we’re committed to providing all our backers with a quality product that’s ready to go. Thank you for your patience!

Second, we’ve made a couple of additional updates to the board. To provide some additional storage flexibility, both M.2 modules will be SATA. This allows for easy interoperability with all of the storage and connectivity options you may want to use. We’ve also elected to remove the 3.5 mm CTIA audio jack. We’ve tested the Bluetooth on the board and it works great with stereos, headphones, etc. These additional changes are due to issues with component availability and lead times and will allow us to ship the final product as soon as possible.

We’ve also changed the Linux OS to Debian Linux. After speaking with a number of colleagues in the industry, we’ve determined that Debian will ensure greater compatibility with the various Pi HATs in the market.

We’ve approved the final Gerber files of the board. We thought you’d like to see some of those images.

We cannot thank you all enough for your continued support, feedback and encouragement along the way. As always please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or just to say hello at support@hackboard.com.

Best,
The Hackboard Team

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$199

Hackboard 2 with Windows 10 Pro

This Hackboard 2 single-board computer comes preloaded with Microsoft Windows 10 Pro. Along with the board itself, you'll receive a 12 VDC / 3 A international power supply, a heatsink, two board-mountable antennas, an instruction pamphlet, and stickers. Optional 4G and 5G cellular modems available separately.


$175

Hackboard 2 with Debian Linux

This Hackboard 2 single-board computer comes preloaded with Debian Linux. Along with the board itself, you'll receive a 12 VDC / 3 A international power supply, a heatsink, two board-mountable antennas, an instruction pamphlet, and stickers. Optional 4G and 5G cellular modems available separately.


$20

Aluminum + ABS Plastic Case

This custom enclosure both protects and cools your Hackboard 2. The bottom half is made of injection-molded plastic and the top half is made of milled aluminum, which doubles as a heatsink. Hackboard 2 not included.


$250

Hackboard 2 Starter Kit

This kit has everything you need to hook up Hackboard 2 to your own monitor or TV and be productive right away. It includes everything that comes with a Hackboard 2 with Windows 10 Pro, plus a milled aluminum and ABS plastic case, a 1080p USB 2 video camera, and a wireless keyboard with integrated trackpad, all slim and lightweight enough to take on the go. Optional 4G and 5G cellular modems available separately.


$399

Hackboard 2 Complete Kit

This kit has everything you need to be productive right away. It includes everything that comes with a Hackboard 2 Starter Kit, plus a portable 13.3" IPS 1080p HD display with integrated speakers, USB C and HDMI inputs, a mini USB B power supply (5 V / 3 A), and protective cover that doubles as a stand, all slim and lightweight enough to take on the go. Optional 4G and 5G cellular modems available separately.


$50

4G Cellular Modem

This module can be installed directly onto your Hackboard 2 and fits comfortably within the protective case. Slide a SIM card with a data plan (not included) into your Hackboard 2's SIM card slot and you're connected to a 4G network (where available).


$299

5G Cellular Modem

This module can be installed directly onto your Hackboard 2 and fits comfortably within the protective case. Slide a SIM card with a data plan (not included) into your Hackboard 2's SIM card slot and you're connected to a 5G network (where available).

Credits

Hackboard

We're a passionate team of experienced designers, engineers and marketers based in Austin, London, and Shenzhen. We create affordable, powerful technology for hands-on education and invention.


Mike Callow

Jon Prove

Dean Kline

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