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NanoPi R4SE: Dual Gigabit Ethernet router presented by FriendlyELEC with 32 GB storage and 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM

The NanoPi R4SE is orderable for US$70 from FriendlyELEC. (Image source: FriendlyELEC)
The NanoPi R4SE is orderable for US$70 from FriendlyELEC. (Image source: FriendlyELEC)
FriendlyELEC has introduced the NanoPi R4SE, a variant of the NanoPi R4S with built-in eMMC flash storage. Available with 32 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, FriendlyELEC intends people to use the NanoPi R4SE as a router, for which it has included two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The NanoPi R4SE retails for US$70 and can be purchased as a bare board or with a CNC metal case.

FriendlyELEC has been selling the NanoPi R4S for a few years, which it launched for US$45. Now, the company has presented the NanoPi R4SE, a variant of the NanoPi R4S with built-in storage. While the NanoPi R4S only featured a microSD card reader, the NanoPi R4SE comes with 32 GB of eMMC flash storage, as well as a microSD card reader. For some reason, FriendlyELEC does not offer a 1 GB of RAM variant with the Nano Pi R4SE either.

Instead, the single-board computer (SBC) is available with just 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, plus a sole 32 GB of storage option. Also, it is worth noting that FriendlyELEC sells the NanoPi R4SE with no unique MAC address, a US$5 surcharge for the NanoPi R4S. Purportedly, you can order a NanoPi R4SE with a unique MAC address, but only if you order over 100 units. Additionally, FriendlyELEC offers the NanoPi R4SE as a bare board or with a CNC metal case, which costs US$10 extra.

Moreover, FriendlyELEC has removed the GPIO and USB 2.0 headers that it included with the NanoPi R4S, while also reducing the former's temperature range from  -20°C/70°C to 0°C/80°C. It remains unclear why the latter is the case or why FriendlyELEC decided to remove these headers. Still, the NanoPi R4SE ships with a Rockchip RK3399 SoC, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and a USB Type-C port for supplying 5V/3A power. Currently, the NanoPi R4SE is orderable from FriendlyELEC for US$70 as a bare board.

(Image source: FriendlyELEC)
(Image source: FriendlyELEC)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-07-29 (Update: 2022-07-29)