UP Squared Pro: New single-board computer with Windows support launches that is compatible with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem
The UP Squared Pro utilises Intel processors, rather than ARM cores as many other single-board computers (SBC) do. Hence, the UP Squared Pro is an x86 machine that can run Windows. However, the board is also pin-compatible with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem via its 40-pin GPIO header.
The UP Squared Pro is configurable with the Atom x7-E3950, Celeron N3350 or the Pentium N4200, which are all from Intel's Apollo Lake generation. All models come with LPDDR4 RAM, although the size varies from 2 GB to 8 GB depending on what processor you choose. Likewise, the UP Squared Pro comes with 32 GB or 64 GB of eMMC flash storage.
Additionally, UP Board has included an M.2 2280 M-key for adding more storage, along with M.2 2230 E-key and M.2 3042/3052 B-key slots for adding other modules. The UP Squared Pro also has three USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, a USB header and an OTG header. Meanwhile, DisplayPort, eDP and HDMI handle image output, and a 3.5 mm jack is on hand for audio output and input. Moreover, UP Board has included dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, but Wi-Fi can be added using an M.2 2230 module.
The UP Squared Pro measures 101.16 x 101.6 mm and weighs 219 g. The UP Squared Pro is pre-orderable now from US$169, but its price rises to US$319 for the flagship model. UP Board will begin shipping the UP Squared Pro next week, and the Pentium N4200 configurations in April.