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Hackboard 2 Celeron N4020 Windows 11 SBC Launches at $199

today’s hackboard launched of Hackboard 2, a compact and affordable Wintel SBC. The main features of this 120 x 80 mm board are: Intel Celeron N4020 A dual-core CPU, plenty of ports and connectivity, a licensed Windows 11 Pro OS, and a $199 price tag.

Hackboard Maker touts it as the ideal maker board for general x86 hobbyist projects, IoT projects, telecommuters, edge and embedded solutions, and more. Hackboard co-founder and CEO Mike Callow said in a press release that Hackboard 2 is also designed to “address the challenges of the growing digital divide and the needs of education globally.” rice field. These are big demands for 2C/2T 14nm Celeron based SBC.

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Hackboard 2

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 8GB


Intel Celeron N4020 Dual Core (up to 2.8 GHz)

Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 SoC (1.8 GHz)


Up to 8GB DDR4

2GB, 4GB, or 8GB LPDDR4


Up to 512GB eMMC

microSD card (sold separately)


Wi-Fi (1.73 Gb/s), Bluetooth 5.1, optional 4G and 5G

Wi-Fi (433 Mb/s, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, PoE)


3 x USB 3.0, USB-C, USB 2.0 header, speaker header, HDMI 1.4 supporting up to 4092 x 2160@30Hz, eDP connector, 2-pin fan header, 40-pin GPIO 2 x USB 3.0 ports 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x micro-HDMI ports, 4-pole stereo audio and composite video, 40-pin GPIO header

power supply

It contains

sold separately

battery backup

Small cell BIOS backup available for up to 2 years


heat sink

aluminum anodized black

sold separately

OS support

Windows 10 & 11 Pro, Linux


Can update OS

Both Windows and Linux





Hackboard is in the process of putting together several kits built around Hackboard 2. This includes additional features such as cases, wireless keyboards/touchboards, webcams and portable monitors. There are also optional his 4G and 5G cellular modems to expand the connectivity options already offered.

Launch of Hackboard 2

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Regular readers may remember Hackboard 2 in its crowdfunding stage dating back to December 2020 or January 2021. However, this SBC of his is now available from a wide range of resellers including RS Components, OKdo, Micro Center, Mouser, CrowdSupply and Vilros. .

Launch of Hackboard 2

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Perhaps the key to Hackboard 2’s potential success is the price change. There was an attractive $99 option during the crowdfunding stage, but it has now been discontinued. Currently, the cheapest post-launch model is $175 with Debian Linux and $199 with a Windows 11 Pro license. With the new prices, the Raspberry Pi 4 comparison above may not be as fair as it used to be. and, Get a complete Windows system with new hardware at a low cost (opens in new tab). That said, over the last few months, imbalances in supply and demand have affected pi, causing significant price increases when inventories are available. So for those looking for a project board leaning towards x86, Hackboard 2 offers an interesting alternative.

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