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I have been toying around the idea for some time of using an Intel I5 NUC as a dedicated PC for my 6500, primarily for the incredibly small size and 4K video capability. I suspect I’d need at least an I5 version. The total cost, ~ $575, is a bit more than I want to currently devote to this project.

I just discovered a single board PC called LattePanda. It comes preloaded with Windows 10 and it’s offered in two version – 4GB RAM / 32GB or 4GB RAM/ 64GB. The board is based on the ATOM CherryTrail Quad Core processor running at 1.8 gHz. It also includes an integrated Arduino processor. I’ve included a few links that offer lots more info.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5EXNfHYPfQ

https://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=175_177&product_id=1404

http://www.lattepanda.com/products/

The best part is that the 4GB / 64GB version is just $149

So my question is, will this have enough CPU power to run the Flex software, my logging program and software such as CWSkimmer?

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The Atom Quad Core, It will definitely run SSDR and possibly a simple logging program (not HRD) on an Atom Quad Core Processor

CW Skimmer on the other hand will be possibly too much trouble for that processor
when used with all your other stuff

Tried it on an Atom Quad Core here but CW Skimmer was too much for it !

73 Mike
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Jon - KF2E

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Did you notice that it doesn't come with a Win10 product key? That will add at least another $100 to the cost.

Jon...kf2e
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No, it comes preloaded with Windows 10. Found several people who got one and seem to be very happy with it. $45 optional touch screen display (IPS panel) is also available.
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Jon - KF2E

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Yes, it does come preloaded but it isn't licensed. In the link to dfrobot you included the title for the item says...

LattePanda (4G/64GB/Without win10 License)

You might be able to get around paying for a license but you will not be operating a licensed copy of the OS.

Jon...kf2e
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There are starting to be some very interesting Windows SBCs out there. I have the UDOO X86 ULTRA on order (not yet available but should be before year end). Its N3710 processor comfortably out-performs the Atom series on every benchmark but of course it is more expensive as a result.

It is interesting that the UDOO and LattePanda both have built-in Arduino 101 processors (Intel Curie microcontroller). This is very useful for those of us that want to experiment with building their own controllers - hence my UDOO order.

Will the UDOO be powerful enough? I think it probably will be, especially as it can support up to 8GB RAM and has an M2 SSD slot. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it!

73, John, G3WGV
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Just a note, I have been running a NUC i5 computer for about 2.5 years. Runs very well. Enough that I can run any number of slices up to limit of my 6500. Can also run PowerSDR when running SmartSDR. HD5000 graphics allows me to run 2 24 inch monitors. I run windows 7 home premium 8 gig of Ram and 2 ssd drives. Only thing I did was change to a better power supply as the original one became defective with bad noise. New one is very clean but is not a plug in type .
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Robert (WA2SQQ) , concerning resources :
in my setup in use  virtual environment (Parallels with OS WIN10) on iMAC27(I7 cpu + 32GB RAM) resources are(splitted for WIN):  3 CPU core |+ 4 GB RAM + 512mb video ram:

all  - SSDR + DXlab+Skimmers+DDutil+SDRbridge = are works fine
usually i am working with 1-2 PAN`s
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Back to the comment Mike made. Put differently, SSDRfW is IO bound, however CW skimmer is CPU bound and 1.8GHz is remarkably slow when running a CPU bound task.
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Yes, it looks like a NUC is the way to go.  just missed an I5 on Craigs list for $300. I'll keep looking and I'm sure one will turn up.
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Found an i5 NUC with a 500GB SSD, 8GB & Win 10 on EBAY for $450, so I decided to go for it. The i5 NUC is running my 6500, LOG4OM and various digital programs that include CW Skimmer w/o any problems! It takes longer for the Flex to boot up than it does for the NUC to be ready to go. Primary monitor is a 42" Panasonic LCD, with a 25" LCD used for logging software. Thanks for all the suggestions and feedback.