Firefly introduced the first single-board PC powered by a Rockchip RK3588S processor earlier this year. Now the company has unveiled a full mini PC with the same processor.
the Firefly Station M3 a 3.8″ x 2.9″ x 1.3″ computer with a Rockchip octa-core processor, support for up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and the ability to drive up to two 8K displays. Firefly hasn’t announced pricing yet, but a previous-gen Station M2 with an RK3566 processor sells for $99 and up.
I suspect that the new model will cost less because it has a more powerful processor with:
- 4 x ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores
- 4 x ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores
- ARM Mali-G610 MP4 graphics
- NPU with up to 6 TOP performances
The Firefly also doubles the amount of memory in the entry-level configuration. The Station M3 is available in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB RAM configurations.
The computer will be shipped with 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of eMMC flash storage, but there is also an M.2 2242 slot with support for SATA 3 or PCIe 2.0 NVMe SSDs, plus a microSD card reader.
Station M2 supports WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connectivity and ships with Station OS, which is an Android-based operating system optimized for media consumption. But Firefly says the computer also supports stock Android as well as Ubuntu or other Linux-based operating systems.