The Odyssey X86J4105 also comes with Arduino compatibility and 8GB of RAM.
But there’s more to the single-board market than variations of Raspberry Pi’s and if you’ve got a bit extra in your pocket, you might consider the Odyssey X86J4105.
- Intel® Celeron® J4105, Quad-Core 1.5-2.5GHZ
- Dual-Band Frequency 2.5GHz/5GHz WiFi/ Bluetooth 5.0
- Intel® UHD Graphics 600
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet
- Integrated Arduino Coprocessor ATSAMD21 ARM® Cortex®-M0+
- Raspberry Pi 40-Pin Compatible
- 2 x M.2 PCIe (B Key and M Key)
- Pre-installed with Windows 10 Enterprise
- Compatible with Grove Ecosystem
- USB 2.0 Type-A x2, USB 3.1 Type-A x1, USB 3.1 Type-C x1
- Micro SD card Socket and SIM Card Socket
- DC Jack or Type-C PD
Straight off the bat, the Odyssey X86J4105 comes with a quad-core processor capable of speeds up to 2.5 GHz alongside 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM. You also get Arduino and Raspberry Pi compatibility.
The series comes in two different models:
|Odyssey X86J4105864||Intel Celeron J4105||4 Core 1.5GHz, Clocked to 2.5GHz||8GB LPDDR4||64GB eMMC||Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G Bluetooth 5|
|Odyssey X86J4105864 (pre-installed with Windows 10 Enterprise)||Intel Celeron J4105||4 Core 1.5GHz, Clocked to 2.5GHz||8GB LPDDR4||64GB eMMC||Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G Bluetooth 5|
|Odyssey X86J4105800||Intel Celeron J4105||4 Core 1.5GHz, Clocked to 2.5GHz||8GB LPDDR4||N/A||Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G Bluetooth 5|
As you can see, the X86J4105800 model doesn’t come with any storage but you can add your own using its SATA III connector, microSD card slot and two M.2 ports.
Windows 10 support
I’m a Mac user but I use Windows 10 at work. My base unit is a lot bigger and more powerful (just) so this is pretty awesome.
The X86J4105864 with Windows 10 pre-installed will be the go-to choice and a great small computer to use for all kinds of mini-projects.
According to Seeedstudio, the X86J4105800 supports DisplayPort 1.2a and can output in up to 4K at 60 Hz over DisplayPort or HDMI.
The Odyssey X86J4105 has been deemed as a “Raspberry Pi alternative” but at $188 (for the X86J4105800), it’s far from it in terms of price. The X86J4105864 costs more at $218 and the model with Windows 10 will set you back $258.
Would you be better off getting something cheaper? Maybe. Single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi 4, Odroid C2, and Banana Pi all support 4K for a lot less. And the LattePanda can run Windows 10.