When comparing NanoPi M4 vs SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced WiFi 1G, the Slant community recommends SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced WiFi 1G for most people. In the question“What are the best single-board computers?” SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced WiFi 1G is ranked 46th while NanoPi M4 is ranked 54th.
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Pro 6 core HexaCore, compact nvme extender, 4GB RAM
Pro Many ports
4 x USB3
2 x USB2 available via pins
PCI-E available via pins
Rockchip 3399 with two fast A72 cores. Good heatsink limites throttling.
Pro Open Source
Works with mainline Linux kernel and open source Mesa Panfrost drivers.
Pro Pin to Pin Compatible with the BeagleBone Black
Pro Onboard Storage
4GB 8-bit eMMC onboard flash storage for main firmware image and also a micro-SD for programming and extra storage
Pro Excellent Support
Super support from SanCloud and the wider BeagleBoard community
Pro Connect up to 20 devices.
Connect 10 devices out of the box. Up to 20 devices can be connected by a simple OTG port and config modification.
Pro Plenty of I/Os and more speed & power than the BeagleBone Black.
Con Bleeding edge...
To have mainline kernel requires a bit of tinkering (e.g. installing Armbian). Panfrost drivers for 3d acceleration are not mature and crash sometimes...