Hardkernel’s new ODROID-M1S is a single-board computer with a 1.8 GHz Rockchip RK3566 quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor featuring Mali-G52 MP2 graphics and an AI accelerator with up to 6 TOPS of performance.
It’s also a smaller and cheaper than the ODROID-M1 that the company launched a year and a half ago, while keeping many of the same features including an M.2 2280 slot with support for a PCIe NVMe SSD. The ODROID-M1S is available now for $49 and up.
The new model measures 90 x 65mm (3.54″ x 2.56″), making it more compact than the 123 x 100mm (4.84″ x 3.94″) ODROID-M1, and the company did drop a few features like some of the USB ports and the MIPI-CSI connector, while also switching from an RK3568 processor to an RK3566 chip.
The ODROID-M1 also supports PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs, while the M1S tops out at PCIe 2.1. But the ODROID-M1 also sold for $90 and up at launch, while the ODROID-M1S starts at $49.