Hackboard 2

by Hackboard

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

View all updates Jun 12, 2021

Finishing Production in August

by Jon Prove

Dear Hackboard backers,

As many of you know, global component supply shortages have created long lead times and inflated prices, affecting everything from computers to automobiles. After considering everything from component choices to various board redesigns, we’re happy to say we have a relatively clear path to finish Hackboard 2 production in August and deliver the final product to you soon after!

One important change we’ve made is to move onboard storage from a flash chip soldered onto the board to a replaceable and upgradeable card in one of the M.2 slots. For those of you looking for more than 64 GB of memory, there will soon be 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB storage options. Exactly how to upgrade your Hackboard 2 will be detailed in a future update. Of course, this comes at the cost of using one of the M.2 slots — if you were relying on Hackboard 2 having two M.2 slots, you may contact Crowd Supply support to cancel your order for a full refund.

Thanks to overwhelming interest from backers, we’re also seriously pursuing the possibility of a RAM upgrade option from 4 GB to 8 GB. Timing and pricing of an 8 GB RAM option will depend on chip availability. This is not yet a sure thing and we will keep you posted as we make progress.

One component supply issue we are still trying to resolve is the onboard LAN adapter. The current lead time is nearly ten months, which is obviously unacceptable. We are working hard to find alternative sources for this part and hope to have an onboard LAN adapter ready for August. If supply doesn’t improve, rather than further delay production, we will offer a USB 3 LAN adapter option. We’re hopeful that the team will solve the issue but we wanted to be transparent about it.

In the next few weeks, we will finalize the upgrade options for Hackboard 2 so those who are interested can request upgrades in time for the August production run. Navigating the shifting supply chain landscape has been a challenge, but we’re very happy with how the production version of Hackboard 2 is shaping up. We cannot express our thanks enough for your patience and valuable feedback as we work through these global supply shortages to get Hackboard 2 into your hands.

Sincerely,
The Hackboard Team

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Jon Prove

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Product Choices

$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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