With support from 883 backers, Shanghai-based startup LattePanda was able to raise more than $245,000 on Kickstarter for its latest product, the LattePanda 3 Delta. Product Manager Youyou Yu shared that it “is suitable for tech enthusiasts and also for IoT Edge, robotics, AI camera-based applications, handheld devices, and industry 4.0 innovation.”
The project has been developed for more than a year and has had tests done during an almost 3-month period. It is powered by a 10 Watt Intel Celeron N5101 quad-core processor. The LattePanda 3 Delta form factor is that it is a pocket-sized hackable computing device. The hackability of this single-board computer points towards the ability of the device to adapt to the technical modification needs and skills of its users.
The device flows seamlessly into Intel’s Jasper Lake architecture and allows watching videos in 4K. Compared to the company’s previous models, the Delta series has received a 2X boost to CPU performance and 3X to graphic performance. This is also facilitated by Intel’s more powerful Celeron N5101 processing chip. At the moment, the LattePanda 3 Delta is only available for Windows 10, Linux, and Windows 11 OSs.
Need for speed
The relevance of the need for intra-connectivity, inclusionary ideas, tools to build healthy work and meeting virtual spaces, and providing virtual space for revolutionary ideas, is backed by the internet. And the fuel to fire the online engine is the speed of the internet. This is true for all operating systems to work in harmony. For Mac users, the go-to ‘development board’ still would be Raspberry Pi because of its reliability, economic benefits, community, and the fact that it also supports MacOS.
The LattePanda 3 Delta retains the measurement of its Alpha ancestors, which is 12.5cm x 7.8cm x 1.6cm. It uses WiFi6, is packed with two USB 3.2 gen1 X1 ports, one USB 3.2 gen2 X1 port for up to 10Gb/s of data transfer, a gigabit ethernet for up to 1Gb/s throughput, and uses M.2 B Key to support 4G and 5G spectrums of the mobile internet.
It also has a DisplayPort for HDMI cable, a headphone jack, and a USB Type C Hub.
The price starts at $199, and there are many peripherals that are available on the website to experiment with the development board. These include cooling fans, IPS touch displays for 4K videos, UPS hat for uninterrupted power supply, and many others. The board is available in 8GB, and 64GB storage versions, and uses a high-frequency LPDDR4 RAM available up to 8GB.
Troubleshooting with WatchDog
The ‘WatchDog Timer’ is an inbuilt tool that appears whenever there is a minor system crash. As soon as there is a problem, the Watchdog will automatically restart the device, and the recovery after the reboot will make the LattePanda 3 Delta run normally. These auto-recovery systems are a good addition to a device that has full autonomy by its users.
This only goes to show that no device can be perfect, even with the LattePanda 3 Delta. Everything has something that could fail at any moment during your work. So depending on your usage and operating systems, the choice is completely yours. However, for macOS users, the choices are limited but reliable.
YouTube: Introducing LattePanda 3 Delta – A Pocket-sized Hackable Computer for Mega Creativity
Photo and GIF credits: The feature image has been taken by John Cameron. All other visual media are owned by LattePanda and have been provided for press usage.
Sources: Cision PR Newswire / Kickstarter / Intel