CrowdSupply features ZimaBlade – A SBC for Personal Servers, Media Streaming, and Retro Gaming

CrowdSupply features ZimaBlade – A SBC for Personal Servers, Media Streaming, and Retro Gaming

IceWhale Technology has launched the ZimaBlade, a single-board computer with media streaming, retro gaming, and personal server capabilities. Equipped with an Intel Celeron Quad-core processor, this device offers PCIe support, dual SATA connectors, Gigabit Ethernet, and runs on Open-Source CasaOS. Priced at US$64, IceWhale Technology hopes to begin shipping the product at the end of January 2024.

Talking about features and specifications, this board has a lot to offer; it supports 16GB of DDR4 RAM with a 32GB of internal EMMC storage option. It has PCIe slots, SATA ports, and USB ports for expansion, and it has a MiniDP 1.2 interface, a DisplayPort over USB-C, and a board-to-board eDP interface, all supporting 4K@60Hz resolution.

So far, IceWhale Technology has offered the ZimaBlade in two versions. The ZimaBlade 3760 which houses an Intel Celeron Quad-core processor (up to 2.2GHz). And the ZimaBlade 7700 houses an Intel Dual-core processor (up to 2.4GHz).

The product page also mentions a three-piece enclosure that keeps ZimaBlade protected and stylish. The enclosure is designed in three parts. The bottom part is made with aluminum, which is thermally coupled to the mainboard’s processor to dissipate heat for silent, fan-free operation. The frame and the top plate are made with injection-molded polycarbonate to give the whole product a dazzling look.

If you are trying to get a NAS up and running with this device, the process is straightforward, and you can do that instantly. On top of that, it supports up to 154 TB of storage you can access. The device also efficiently handles auto GPT operations and offers a delightful experience for retro gaming enthusiasts.

Specifications of ZimaBlade SBC

  • CPU: Intel Celeron (Options: 2.2 GHz Turbo Speed Dual-core 3760, 2.4 GHz Turbo Speed Quad-core 7700), Intel® AES New Instructions, Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x and VT-d)
  • Memory: 1 x SODIMM slot, up to 16 GB DDR3L RAM
  • Storage: 32 GB eMMC, 2 x SATA 3.0
  • Network: 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Display: 1 x 4K MiniDP @ 60 Hz, 1 x eDP interface
  • Graphics: Up to 700 MHz, Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® Clear Video Technology
  • PCIe: 1 x PCIe 2.0, four lanes
  • USB: 1 x USB Type-C (data + power + display), 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
  • Power: 45 W USB Type-C power adapter
  • Thermal: 6 W TDP with passive cooling
  • Dimensions: 107 mm x 80 mm x 23 mm
  • Enclosure: Custom injection molded polycarbonate (opaque and transparent), aluminum alloy heatsink, four black silicone feet
  • Software: Pre-installed Debian-based CasaOS with a streamlined Docker experience. Compatible with Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, Raspberry Pi OS, CentOS, OpenWrt, pfSense, Android, LibreELEC, and more.

IceWhale has started making a few ZimaBlade computers to test them out. They plan to make many more in October and send them to supporters by January 2024.

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