A cheeky mini PC based on ARM

A Rockchip RK3568 or RK3588 chip can work in the tiny housing of the PlanetPC XR1/XR2, and there is a touch panel on the front.

The English company Planet PC is currently spending money on fancy mini PCs: members of the XR series can be pre-ordered at company or the Indiegogo campaign from its website. Delivery is promised for September this year, and prices start from HUF 260,000 to HUF 325,000, depending on the equipment.


For a relatively hefty price, the cheaper XR1 model offers a quad-core Rockchip RK3568 system chip, 4GB of memory and 32GB of flash memory. The latter can be further expanded using M.2 NVMe and SATA ports. The interesting thing about the handsome 290 x 260 x 60 mm machine housing is that it has a 1424×280 pixel touch screen on the front, which can be used to display various operating parameters, display the control panel, etc. The box that comes with Ubuntu from the factory is richly equipped, because in addition to the already mentioned hardware, it also offers two gigabit Ethernet and a Wi-Fi 6 compatible WLAN adapter, Bluetooth 5.0 is included, and they did not spare the connectors either, because two USB 3.0 Type-A, a USB 2.0 Type-C, three USB 2.0 Type-A, an HDMI, a microSD slot and an audio connector using separate 3.5 mm sockets were added.


As for the more expensive XR2 version, it is based on the Rockchip RK3588, which is also not one of the latest developments, and has an octa-core structure. Here you can choose between 4, 8 and 16 GB of RAM (or those who join the campaign on Indiegogo can also choose the 32 GB model. These come with 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB of flash memory respectively. Expandability is similar to the XR2 case, but there are more connectors:

  • 2x HDMI ki (4K & 8K)
  • 1x HDMI be (4K)
  • 1x VGA
  • 2x gigabites Ethernet
  • 4x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C
  • 1x USB 2.0 Type-C
  • 1x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 1x microSD card reader
  • 1x 3,5mm audio line out
  • 1x 3,5mm mic in
  • 1x 3,5mm audio line in

In addition to all this, the machine housings also hide stereo speakers and a microphone, and a 16-segment LED strip has been placed on the lower edge of the front panel.


Source: Hírek és cikkek – PROHARDVER! by prohardver.hu.

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