Skip to main content

Raspberry Pi Rival Sports Intel CPU, 5G Connectivity

Axiomtek KIWI310
(Image credit: Axiomtek)

When you have the mindshare of Raspberry Pi in the single-board computer (SBC) arena, you have a big target painted on your back. According to CNX Software, another Raspberry Pi alternative, the KIWI310, is on the way from Axiomtek and it brings some interesting features to the table.

The board itself measures 85 x 56 mm and forgoes the Arm-powered SoCs found in the vast family of Raspberry Pi products. Instead, it’s powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor. For those unfamiliar, the Celeron N3350 is based on Intel’s low-power 14nm Apollo Lake architecture and has a TDP of 6 watts. The processor has a base frequency of 1.10 GHz and can burst up to 2.4 GHz.

You can configure the KIWI310 with up to 8GB LPDDR4 memory and up to 64MB onboard eMMC storage. Regarding connectivity, Axiomtek outfitted the SBC with two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, USB-C (with Power Delivery), a micro HDMI 2.0 port (4K60 output) and Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111). Other connectors include a 40-pin GPIO header and a standard M.2 Key E 2230 supporting PCIe and USB 2.0 interfaces.

Where things get interesting is with a couple of optional features. For starters, buyers can opt for a 220 mAh lithium-ion battery and the SBC supports 5G connectivity. In the accompanying video, we spied that Axiomtek is using a Waveshare 5G HAT. The video also confirms that the KIWI310 ships with a heatsink in the box. 

Axiomtek KIWI310

(Image credit: Axiomtek)

The KIWI310 supports Android, Linux and Windows operating systems. However, keep in mind that the SBC doesn’t have onboard TPM so it is not officially supported by Windows 11. However, there are ways to bypass Windows 11's TPM, RAM and CPU requirements.

Unfortunately, pricing and availability haven’t been revealed at this time for the Axiomtek KIWI310, but we’ll update this piece once that information is provided.

Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware. He has written about PC and Mac tech since the late 1990s with bylines at AnandTech, DailyTech, and Hot Hardware. When he is not consuming copious amounts of tech news, he can be found enjoying the NC mountains or the beach with his wife and two sons.

  • lazyabum
    Say hello to your future gaming platform, Raspberry π.
    Reply
  • kal326
    Pricing info not available, but also not likely less that twice as much of a comparable ram equipped Pi.
    Reply
  • SteveGoodenough
    It's just another SBC, not another Raspberry Pi rival - you only get that accolade when you compete on price too
    Reply
  • lazyabum
    SteveGoodenough said:
    It's just another SBC, not another Raspberry Pi rival - you only get that accolade when you compete on price too
    I agree and what's the point with New & newer Dev kits? The difference in capabilities and progress is vague. It's a great learning tool for beginners but that's all I ever noticed.
    Reply