But they don't suit every project, and Hardkernel recognizes that there's a strong market for more powerful, more capable and more expensive boards. And the Odroid N2 ticks all of those boxes.
Hardkernel has a history of making the Raspberry Pi look like a bit of a performance slouch – with 2016's C2 for example, and last year's H2. Now the N2 follows that theme with more processing power, more system memory and, well, just more.
The N2's two processor setup sees a quad-core ARM Cortex-A73 1.8 GHz chip working with a dual-core Cortex-A53 CPU, while a Mali-G52 GPU takes care of the visuals. And it can be had with either 2 or 4 GB of DDR4 RAM.
Connectivity shapes up nicely with a 40-pin GPIO expansion header, four USB 3.0 ports, one micro-USB 2.0 OTG port, one full-size HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet and a UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) connector.