Hackboard 2

by Hackboard

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

View all updates Mar 18, 2021

Temperature Tests

by Jon Prove

Hey, Crowd Supply! Apologies for the delay in updates. Two members got caught up in that horrible snowstorm and the power outages that shut down Texas a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, the folks in China have been on a break to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Hackboard 2 Temperature Tests with N3350 Chipset

We did some testing on Hackboard 2 to evaluate operation with a heat sink and the enclosure, with some terrific results. The configuration for all tests was:

  • Wi-Fi on
  • volume 100%
  • online video streaming @ 1080p
  • local video playing
Time Since Power UpCPU UsageMemory UsageGPU UsageNo HeatsinkHeatsink InstalledMetal Case
0 mins0%0%0%23.6°C23.6°C23.6°C
30 mins100%71%50-60%65.3°C46.2°C38.7°C
60 mins100%68%50-60%65.0°C46.6°C39.8°C
90 mins70%68%50-60%66.8°C47.2°C39.6°C
120 mins60-70%68%50-60%65.3°C46.7°C39.7°C

As you can see, for a 6 W chip (same as the N4020) with the enclosure the temperature doesn’t exceed that of your friendly household cat (Mike’s comparison). We’ve added some pictures of the testing process for your viewing pleasure as well.

In related news, we’re considering producing the cases as 100% metal, which would be a nice upgrade. Initial tests have shown that the metal case doesn’t impede the Wi-Fi or 4G/5G signals, which is promising.

Thanks again for your continued support through this journey. We’re excited to get the units in your hands and to get your feedback. Please reach out and say hi anytime. We love hearing from you all and take your input and feedback seriously as we prepare to do our initial builds. Thanks!

The Hackboard Team

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$140

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.


$115

Hackboard 2 with Ubuntu Linux

This Hackboard 2 single-board computer comes preloaded with Ubuntu 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.


$15

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.


$180

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.


$299

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 NVMe 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 NVMe 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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