The Best Single Board Computers Of 2020 Top 5 ARM SBC’s

In this video, I run down the list of what is in my option the Top 5 Or the Best Arm Based Single Board Computers of 2020!
From Odroid, RaspberryPi, OrangePi, Pine64, UDOO, SEEED, Nvidia these are my top 5 picks of the Best SBC’S of 2020!
I only had a few guidelines to follow 1. Must have been released in 2020 2.Must be and Arm Based CPU and Number 3. The price can not exceed $100.

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50 Comments

  1. Sharoy Veduchi on December 25, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Now do one for x86 boards!

  2. Thomas Bowling on December 25, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Raspberry pi 4 8 gig is my favorite but also the only single board I picked up this year

  3. killerskincanoe on December 25, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Amazon link doesn’t work for me

  4. Dr Doom Skywalker on December 25, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Hopefully we will get some new handhelds next year rocking that 6 core RK3399. I think that will be enough for full speed PSP, DC and N64 emulation on the go. Something the current handhelds can’t do. And I would gladly pay $400 for a new Nvidia Shield Android TV with a Jetson Xavier NX in it. Their current X1 chip is in dire need of an upgrade.

  5. Andrew Cornell on December 25, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Agree. Pi4 8Gb. More fun in a small package.

  6. ninline2000 on December 25, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    The Pi 4 4GB board should be first. The 8GB model doesn’t do enough to justify costing almost twice as much. The cheapest I’ve seen it is $88 bucks and that’s before taxes. 4GB of RAM is a lot and I very seldom see uses where I need even that much.

  7. Gui llaume on December 25, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Hello mr ETA. Thank you for this video. Out of curiosity, what is your opinion around the DE10-Nano by Terasic? I mean, it will probably be way less powerful and unfortunately a little more expensive than whatever you presented in this video but you must notice that along with the 2 core ARM HPS, you have an FPGA on the same monolithic die! We can’t skip FPGAs power of calculation.
    The other con of DE10-Nano will also be the availability of decent OSes.
    Nevertheless they use it in the so called Mister project. Anyway, what do you think of it?

  8. intricate24 on December 25, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    How about best cheap emulation list. Like top 5 cheapest emulation for psp and below. Top 5 cheapest emulation gamecube and below, top 5 ps2 emulation 2020 😊 thanks love your channel 👍

  9. Rote Pille on December 25, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Thermal throtteling is a big issue. ARM became more and more power hungry in relation to older PI boards. Also their RISC design does not seem so efficient and small as i thaught in the first place.
    On the other hand the RISC-V PicoRio plan seems to be a promising alternative and catched my interest.

  10. netman87 on December 25, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Which ones would you recommend if sata/nvme, 1gbps ethernet and >=4GB ram was required?

  11. Eddie Chuang on December 25, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Lol does the M1 Mac mini count as a SBC?

  12. Trader Joe on December 25, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Are you going to review the Mac mini m1? Does it count as a single board computer?

  13. Frank Earl on December 25, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Meh… You’ve pegged the same ones.

  14. Sven Neumann on December 25, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Do you know how to dual Boot the raspi 400 without card? I tried pinn and berryboot but i think that apps need an update

  15. Walter ZAMBOTTI on December 25, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    One thing consider on the Rasp PI 400 is the video connector is still mini HDMI and having such a delicate connector on a keyboard is a mistake. People tend to move their keyboards around a lot and the connector will eventually be compromised. The mini HDMI is not an issue on the regular PI because unlike keyboards the SBC unit itself usually wont be moved around a lot.

  16. Jari Sipilainen on December 25, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    1. 35buck SBC
    2. 40buck SBC
    3. 45buck SBC
    4. 50buck SBC
    5. 55buck SBC
    99. 99buck SBC (what what? supposed be affordable and low power)

  17. Franz Pleurmann on December 25, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Apple Silicon is missing. Sure its out of the price range but so is the jetson nano.

  18. Isaac Kvasager on December 25, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    "yes we consider this a single board computer because we have the CPU and RAM soldered to the board"

    Wait….so…all Apple Macbooks and iMacs are….single board computers? hehe

  19. effexon on December 25, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Is there similar video for arduino and likes , microcontrollers?

  20. xSKYNETx on December 25, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Hey ETA Prime is there anything you’d recommend for a home made virtual pinball machine? I don’t think there’s anything for Pi that would work, but is there any other kind of SBC that runs Windows that would be suitable?

  21. James Heitmann on December 25, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Where do you get your prices? All I can find is double the price you stated at least.

  22. I'd Rather Watch Paint Dry on December 25, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    The Pi 400 is awesome. Got to try one out a few weeks back. Want to get one now.

  23. Ygritte Snow on December 25, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    The new CM4 should have gotten an honorable mention. Still my opinion it is the best release from Raspberry.

  24. Matthew Churchill on December 25, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    that is for a complete computer kit. The Ubuntu kit is 80$,it is the cheapest one. There is also the Windows 10 pro kit witch costs 140$

  25. J Pike on December 25, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I’d add the rpi 4 compute module at least as an honorable mention.

  26. Matthew Churchill on December 25, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    it costs at most 180$

  27. Nate Boddington on December 25, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    The thing I hate about these systems is the fact that they’re slowly churning these things out. They can do so much better than these specs they just want us to buy a new device every year

  28. Matthew Churchill on December 25, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    no,the best single board computer is the Hackboard 2.It runs Ubuntu and Windows 10 pro

  29. PickleRix on December 25, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    They don’t sell Raspberry Pi’s at my local Target. You must live near Silicon Valley.

  30. Praveen Kumar on December 25, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    What sbc is suggested for beginner fo computer vision and robotics

  31. Jozsef Hegedus on December 25, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    This is nothing more than advertisement…

  32. Максим Привалихин on December 25, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Tv box.

  33. Hall lion on December 25, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I have question, can we run windows on pi400?

  34. narg alda on December 25, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    nice video, as always, do x86 with windows sbc NOW!!

  35. Jeffrey Alwine on December 25, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    1. Odroid c4 4GB (Pros, runs 1.8 GHZ out of the box without overclocking, has awesome heatsink, no extra cooling needs to be added, 4 USB 3, Cons no BT or WIFI on board)
    2. Odroid N2/N2+ (Pros 4 GB for me makes best desktop lite replacement, boot from USB SSD, awesome heatsink no additional cooling required even with overclocking, 4 USB 3, Cons no onboard WIFI or BT, about 25% larger than other SBCs)
    3. RPI 4 4GB (Pros, 2 HDMI, onboard WIFI and BT, Cons had to add heatsinks AND fan to to keep it from thermal throttling at 1.5 GHZ, no provision to add external antenna, only 2 USB3 (with 2 USB 2), took a lot of experimenting to find an OS/browser that would play You tube vids (RPIs used to have the most solid OS and software!!), have to overclock to be considered for a desktop lite replacement).

    That’s all I tried this year.

  36. bogdanmarinescu78 on December 25, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    @ETA PRIME I really like your reviews, they are very thorough. I would like to suggest one addition to your board tests if possible: proper HDMI-CEC support. This is especially important if one wants to use that SBC for a home theater (Kodi/Plex) and wants to use the remote of the TV to which the board is connected to for controlling the home theater too (because really, who wants to deal with yet another remote control?) And this information is surprisingly hard to find for most SBCs out there. A lot of intel NUCs, for example, have very limited HDMI-CEC support (on/off only). Others have none whatsoever (I believe that’s the case for most SBCs that use Celeron J series CPUs). Personally I use an RPi4 as a home theater mainly because it has proper HDMI-CEC support, even though I’d like to use other, more poweruf boards, but many times I can’t figure out how well they support HDMI-CEC.

  37. James Davies on December 25, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    ETA, just something small but when showing the specs on screen for all the different SBC’s, it would be cool to see the lithography listed (14nm, 7nm, 5nm+, etc.) Not a deal breaker not having it there but some of us super nerds would love to see that listed 😉

  38. derekfcc on December 25, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    If you’re doing a year end summary set of videos, what about like a set of top picks for each tier of emulation? Low level emu, dreamcast and lower, upscaled Dreamcast, GameCube, upscaled GameCube, etc etc. I’m sure you have a better handle on all of the different tiers that people might be interested in. Just throwing it out there

  39. Endika on December 25, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Any of them could be used for mounting NAS server? I have Raspberry pi 3b but I would like a board to connect some sata hard drives and install OMV or something like that

  40. Paul Roux on December 25, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Biostar a10n-9630e mini ITX for me.

  41. Aditya Singh on December 25, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Raspberry Pi 400 will be my first choice if it comes with 8 GB of RAM next year

  42. Jérôme Debuisson on December 25, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    That’ll be the Pi400 for me. I have 2 Pi4 4GB and I would have loved to have the Pi400 iso one of those. I was just released a few months too late :).

  43. Balsey Dean De Witt, Jr. on December 25, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Sorry, the commercials are really rude. Trying to watch you and follow you and some commercial steps in that I have no intentions of wanting to watch. This might be good for TV, but commercials in an educational video is really retarded!

  44. Cameron Moore on December 25, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    > doesnt like the only chip supporting libre boot
    oh this channel is trash

  45. Ewald Heinsen on December 25, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Did you try the google coral dev board mini?

  46. Eric Jorgensen on December 25, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    I have the rk3399 based Pinebook Pro and find that the rk3399 is pretty awesome. "too late" for a chip that has been on the market maybe 2 years? Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, and Broadcom are for sure the 1st tier vendors. It’s a shame that ARM hasn’t invested in Linux support for their Mali GPUs but the Panfrost project has come a hell of a long way this year. With their acquisition by nVidia i wonder if it will stay the same, get worse, or arrive at a situation where they publish a binary blob like they do for geforce gpus. FYI Linus Torvalds has said that nVidia is the worst vendor with regard to open-source software, which is probably why there has been so much increased interest in RISC-V SOC designs recently, though nobody expects there to be a RISC-V competitor to the raspberry pi for at least 12-18 months.

  47. Matthew Churchill on December 25, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    It will come out in January of next year

  48. Scy on December 25, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    I keep meaning to really dive into these but my RPi 2 has been stuck as a Pi Hole for years now

  49. 黄婷婷 on December 25, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Which one is the fastest arm board🤔️🤔️🤔️

  50. Karan Saxena on December 25, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    One day
    Maybe one day I will own all of them and no projects to build with them
    I will use them as paperweight

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