Aaeon Stuffed Intel’s 11th Gen CPUs Into a Single-Board Computer

How powerful can a single-board computer (SBC) be? ZDNet reported that Aaeon tried to find out by cramming Intel’s 11th Gen Core G processors, support for up to 32GB of LPDDR4 memory, and an abundance of ports into the PICO-TGU4 product line. But it might also have discovered this category’s price ceiling in the process.

The most well-known SBCs, including the ever-popular Raspberry Pi lineup, feature Arm chips that compete on price and power efficiency rather than raw performance. Many of the boards that do feature x86-based processors typically emphasize their support for a far broader software ecosystem and their greater compute power.