Review: Reinterpretation of the Mobile Workstation
I wanted [...] a deconstructed “mobile” ARM-based workstation where I could choose all the parts, without solder or duct-tape, just off-the-shelf components. It would be power-efficient. It would adapt to the places I’ll be working at (using screens if available, power, etc. ), so I’d just need to take the components I’d need for my journey. It would be low-budget.
[...] Choosing an ARM-based computing unit, powerful enough to “work” with (decent computing and graphics capabilities) and with a robust storage medium (ie: not microSD) was a bit more difficult: I already had plenty of experience on Raspberry Pi’s (this was before the 4 came out, more on that below) for home projects and monitoring solutions, but knew it would be lacking as a day-to-day work platform. After a small comparison of available alternatives, I went with the Odroid N2 4GB, mostly because of the robust eMMC storage.