Mekotronics R58X-4G computer – ARM-based PC and Edge Computing Device with PoE support and 4G LTE connectivity

Mekotronics R58X-4G computer – ARM-based PC and Edge Computing Device with PoE support and 4G LTE connectivity

The R58X-4G RK3588 device from China-based electronic company, Mekotronics, is a small form factor computer powered by a Rockchip RK3588 processor and equipped with support for 4G LTE connectivity as well as Power over Ethernet (PoE). The R58X-4G is an upgrade to the company’s original R58X RK3588 mini PC.

The low-power, high-performance Rockchip RK3588 processor is designed for use in various types of devices, including mini PCs, embedded systems, and IoT devices. It is based on an octa-core ARM Cortex-A76 CPU architecture and has a Mali-G610 MP4 GPU for graphics processing. It is also capable of handling 8K video resolution and other demanding tasks. Because of its high-end performance, many PCs powered by the Rockchip RK3588 processor may be suitable for a range of applications including home entertainment, digital signage, and light gaming. They may also be used as a compact and portable desktop computers for work or study.

The inclusion of the 4G LTE connectivity in the mini PC allows the device to connect to mobile networks for internet access, making it a good choice for places where wired internet is not available or reliable. The PoE support allows the mini PC to be powered with the same Ethernet cable that is used for data connectivity. This eliminates the need for a separate power source thus making certain installations convenient for you.

The Mekotronics R58X-4G mini PC is also equipped with up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM and up to 128GB eMMC storage as well as support for dual-band WiFi 6 support and Bluetooth 5.2. Some other notable features include HDMI and VGA outputs, two gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA and NVME storage, two 8K-capable HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs, one 4K HDMI input and multiple USB ports, and, OS support such as Linux, Android and Windows. Overall, the Mekotronics R58X-4G mini PC is a versatile and powerful mini PC that is well-suited for a wide range of applications, including home entertainment, digital signage, and remote work.


  • Rockchip RK3588 octa-core processor with:
    • 4x Cortex-A76 cores at 2.4/2.6 GHz, 4x Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8GHz
    • Arm Mali-G610 MP4 GPU with support for OpenGL ES3.2 and Vulkan 1.0
    • 6TOPS NPU
    • 8K 10-bit decoder, 8K encoder
    • Support for various connectivity options, including WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1
  • 4GB/8GB/16GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB eMMC 5.1
  • M.2 2280 (PCIe 3.0) slot for NVMe SSD
  • SATA 3.0 connector
  • Video Output: 1x 8K-capable HDMI 2.1 port, 1x 8K-capable DP 1.4
  • Video Input: 1x HDMI 2.0, internal 2-lane MIPI CSI connector
  • Video Encoder: Real time H.265/264 video encoding up to 8K 30Hz
  • Video Decoder:
    • 8K 60Hz H.265 VP9, AVS2
    • 8K 30Hz H.264 AVC/MVC
    • 4K 60Hz AV1
    • 1080p60 MPEG-2, MPEG-1, VC-1, VP8
  • 3.5mm audio jack for microphone and headphones
  • 2x GbE RJ45 port
  • Dual-band WiFi 6
  • 4G LTE plus GPS mini PCIe modem plus NanoSIM card slot
  • 4x antennas for WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity
  • 1x USB 3.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • M.2 M-Key PCIe
  • Mini PCIe socket
  • RS232, RS485, 12V power output
  • Internal headers with GPIO, I2C
  • 4x LEDs, 1x Power button and RTC plus CR2032 battery
  • Power Supply: 12V 2Ah via DC jack or header, 4-pin PoE header
  • Dimension: TBD
  • OS: Android 12, Debian 11, Ubuntu 20.04, Buildroot

The company is offering the mini R58X-4G RK3588 computer at different prices: $225 (4GB RAM/32GB eMMC flash) or $259 (8GB RAM/ 64GB eMMC flash), $295 (16GB RAM/64GB eMMC flash), and $329 (16GB RAM/128GB eMMC flash).

More details on the device including the specific capabilities or use cases can be found on the product page.

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About Emmanuel Odunlade

Hardware Design Engineer | #IoT Consultant |All things #ML | Entrepreneur | Serial Writer | Passionate about Innovation and technology as tools for solving problems in developing countries. Spare time is spent around writing and advocacy for the growth of the Maker/DIY Culture in Africa.

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