Hardkernel ODROID-N2L: Amlogic S922X-based SBC launches for US$59 with active cooling
Hardkernel has introduced the ODROID-N2L, which it describes as a variant of the ODROID-N2+. Sold as a cheaper model than the ODROID-N2+, the ODROID-N2L features the same chipset as its sibling, with the Amlogic S922X paired with 2 GB or 4 GB of LPDDR4-3216 RAM. For reference, while the ODROID-N2L measures 69 x 56 mm, the cooler and small fan take its thickness from 22 mm to 32 mm.
Additionally, the ODROID-N2L has an eMMC connector for up to a 128 GB drive. However, Hardkernel has included a microSD card reader as well, should you need more storage. Elsewhere, the ODROID-N2L has a DC power connector, one HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a single MIPI DSI 4-lane connector, UART for system console and 40 GPIO pins. Surprisingly, Hardkernel has decided against equipping the ODROID-N2L with any network connectivity. Instead, you must resort to using a network adapter of some kind via the SBC's various I/O.
As the video below shows, the ODROID-N2L is compatible with Ubuntu Gnome Desktop 22.04. Moreover, Hardkernel provides Android 9.0 and EmuELEC images on the ODROID-N2L wiki. Currently, the SBC starts at US$59 with 2 GB of RAM. Alternatively, the ODROID-N2L is available with 4 GB of RAM for US$69. More details about the ODROID-N2L, including benchmarks, can be found on the device's product page.