QORTector-KB Hardware Details – Package includes the following:
CPU – Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
RAM – 4GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM
Storage – 500GB SSD (Samsung T7 External SSD with custom case)
Networking – 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
USB – 2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.
Display Options – 2 × micro-HDMI ports (up to 4kp60 supported)
Peripherals – Built into a compact keyboard, and coming with an optical USB mouse, the QORTector-KB is an all-in-one system that only needs a monitor and internet connection to be fully functional.
Power Supply – Default package includes a 5V3A power supply from CanaKit. ‘Upgraded GaN Power Supply’ option (+40 dollars) includes GaN Power Supply with 3.5x more amperage output. The upgraded power option is great for users who will be using their QORTector as a desktop computer system, and is meant to provide more power for use with USB devices like external storage devices, etc.
Other included items – MicroHDMI to HDMI cable, Ethernet Cable
Select the GaN power adapter option to add the GaN power supply, and you can select the International Power Adapter option to include international adapter.
The QORTector KB device features a 500GB SSD storage, quad-core 64-bit processor, 4GB RAM, wireless networking, dual-display output, and 4K video playback in a compact keyboard! The KB comes with a Debian-based desktop OS (Linux) with a custom kernel ‘torchie’ including a GUI addition making this the most efficient and ideal software for running a node on the Qortal Network.
This package includes a micro HDMI to HDMI cable, ethernet cable, and power adapter with power switch. We 3D print the SSD cases ourselves with PETG material. The device is built to be plug-n-play so you should be able to connect it to power and internet, then be good to go! You’ll simply follow the QORTector Walkthrough guide on the wiki when your device arrives: https://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=qortector_walkthrough
Please note: it is possible to access the QORTector KB remotely from your laptop or existing computer setup. This is not the recommended option without a monitor+keyboard+mouse at least for initial setup, as we cannot guarantee that your network and the device will be setup right to simply do the following: you’ll either need 1) admin access to your router, or 2) connect the device to a monitor+keyboard+mouse to setup and locate the device’s IP address (and possibly make changes if there are unforeseen issues). At that point you can then configure ‘RDP’ remote access to your QORTector from another computer. It’s not hard to do and we have a help guide on the wiki to do so: https://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=how_to_rdp