A little while after writing about the Orange Pi 5+, I got another single-board computer in the mail that I was quite excited about (and still am).
It was a YouYeeToo R1, an RK3588S development board with built-in EMMC storage, a plethora of ports, and, (much more important for me given my interest in edge AI) a much more reasonable 8GB of RAM.
Disclaimer: YouYeeToo sent me a review unit (for which I thank them), and this article follows my Review Policy. Again, I purposely avoid doing any price comparisons, etc., because they never stand the test of time, and also because I trust you will be able to do your own reasoning.
The YouYeeToo R1 is another pretty standard Rockchip design. It has an RK3588S SoC, sporting the usual 4xA76/2.4GHz cores and 4xA55/1.8GHz cores, plus a Mali-G610 MP4 GPU and (in keeping with the times) an NPU.
…and a lot of MIPI slots, as well as an NFC antenna, a console UART port and even a CAN port (it requires a conversion board, but is a dedicated peripheral).