ECDREAM DreamOne, first touchscreen Mini PC to use the Intel Apollo Lake SoC launched on Indiegogo
A while ago we first noticed a new Mini PC with touchscreen, that unlike it's predecessors (Gole1,Ockel Sirius) is using a better, more powerful, SoC.
ECDREAM just launched their Indiegogo campaign for the device, which will be named DreamOne.
The Intel Apollo Lake SoC will make the device the most powerful of it's kind to date - (14nm, 4-cores/4 threads, 1MB L2, N3350/N3450/N4200,Up to 2.6GHz) and Intel Gen 9 Graphics(DX 12, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL 2.0, 4K Full HD Decode/Encode with HW acceleration).
There are also two versions with 8GB or RAM, and one of them (the DreamOne Pro) has even an 128GB M.2 SSD (and Windows 1o Pro), so DreamOne starts with several advantages when compared to what's currently on the market.
What makes the device even more appealing (in the crowdfunding universe) is the fact that Ecdream already has a working prototype and they are not afraid to use it, there are several videos on Youtube showing off the DreamOne device.
This means there will be less chances of somrething going south, as some crowdfunding campaigns do, and there's also a smaller waiting time from the time of pledge until the device arrives to your doorstep.
Let's take a look at the main DreamOne versions you could get from their Indiegogo campaign.
|SoC||Intel Apollo Lake N3450||Intel Apollo Lake N4200|
|RAM||4GB DDR3||8GB DDR3|
|ROM||64GB eMMC||128GB eMMC + 128GB (M.2 slot)|
|Display||8 inch, IPS, 800x1280||8 inch, IPS, 800x1280|
|USB 2.0||2 ports||2 ports|
|USB 3.0||2 ports||2 ports|
|USB Type-C||1 port||1 port|
|HDMI 1.4||1 port||1 port|
|RS232 COM||1 port||1 port|
|Battery||3000 mAh(25.2W)||3000 mAh(25.2W)|
|Camera||yes, 2MP||yes, 2MP|
|Size (cm)||19.8 x 14.4 x 1.7-2.8||19.8 x 14.4 x 1.7-2.8|
|OS||Windows 10 / Ubuntu||Windows 10 Pro (64 bit|
You can also opt-out for a better version of the basic DreamOne, $469 for a DreamOne with 4GB of RAM and 128GB ROM.
The DreamOne mini PC is expected to reach mass-production status in June with shipping starting in Early July.
We should receive a sample also, so if you want to see a DreamOne review, make sure you check back soon.