Finally Here! Khadas Autumn Launch Event
Edge2, Tone2, VIM1S & BT Magic are available from today!
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 22, 2022 --
Dear Khadas Community,
The day of our Khadas Autumn Launch Event is finally here! In this blog article, we will talk about the performance improvements of each product and the early bird discounts. For those who love videos, check out our launch video below!
More YouTubers will be releasing their honest reviews about Edge2, Tone2, VIM1S and BT Magic in the next few days. Pay attention to creators such as ETA PRIME, ExplainingComputers, Taki Udon, Leepspvideo and more!
The reason why we call Edge2 an 'ARM PC' and not a 'single board computer', is due to its next generation performance. As you can see from our performance tests, the 8 nanometer RK3588S is 2.5 times faster than the 28 nanometer RK3399 used in Edge1.
Despite the tremendous performance increase, Edge2's thermal output and energy consumption remain similar to Edge 1; requiring only the Khadas '3705 Cooling Fan' and 'Edge Heatsink' for thermal dissipation, and the same 30W USB-C P.D. power adapter used by the Edge1.
These improvements to Edge2 culminate in a product that is not just a single board computer for developers. The 8 nanometer architecture of the RK3588S brings it squarely into the domain of a personal computer. For example, Ubuntu at 4K resolution is smooth as butter.
Bring home the perfect device for that aspiring young Maker or an adventurous family member who is looking for a new and stylish computing experience in the open source world.
OEM and Maker customers can rejoice with the VIM1S, a cost-effective and power-efficient embedded platform that will endure for many more years. In our performance tests, the S905Y4 provided a moderate 15 to 20% performance boost.
· Amlogic S905Y4 w/ x4 Cortex A35 @ up to 2.0 GHz
· Mali-G31 MP2 GPU @ up to 850 MHz
· STMicro STM8S003 for power mgmt and boot select (eMMC or SPI flash)
· 2GB LPDDR4 @ 1176 MHz
· Supports larger and faster UHS-I SD cards
· Larger 32MB SPI flash
· Ampak AP6256 Wi-Fi module with Bluetooth 5.0
· 27 grams (vs VIM1's 28.5 grams)
VIM1S is a product intended for developers and OEM customers; early bird pricing will not be available. That being said, bulk order (volume) pricing is available. Please contact your Khadas Representative or email email@example.com for details.
You may be wondering which DAC to purchase, the Tone2 Pro, Tone2 or the Tone1. The Tone1 will cease production in the coming months, so that leaves Tone2 Pro and Tone2.
The most obvious differences are that Tone2 Pro has inbuilt 3.5 and 4.4mm jacks for headphones and MQA support, whereas Tone2 comes as a Maker Kit without the headphone jacks and does not have an MQA license.
To help you make an informed choice, we have create a comparison table showing the differences between Tone2 Pro, Tone2 and Tone1
The 'BT Magic' plug-in Bluetooth audio receiver for Tone2 and Tone2 Pro supports all major Bluetooth audio formats such as SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX-LL, aptX-HD and LDAC. The RGB light shows you the music format, so you'll always be assured that you're listening to the best audio quality!
Early Bird Price：
Edge2 ARM PC Basic: 229.9
Edge2 ARM PC Pro: 329.9
Edge2 Maker Kit Basic: 199.9
Edge2 Maker Kit Pro: 299.9
Tone2 Black/Dream Blue: 169.9
Tone2 Maker Kit: 129.9
BT Magic: 45.0
*All table prices are in $US dollars
Thank you for reading this update! If you're interested, use the links above to place an order whilst stocks last. As always, please send us your feedback through Khadas Community Forum.
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