As per the topic, is anyone using this beast? Still waiting to upgrade to something faster and now Odroid has recently updated the N2 to a newer N2+ model which is basically the same, but runs at a higher clock speed and has a battery clip on board for the Real Time Clock. This means the device is already very stable and support is advanced in Linux as it is not a new ARM CPU, but tweaks to an already proven and mature one.
The C4 may be seen as better value for a headless (no video monitor) server, but if more CPU is what you crave the N2+ has it without stepping up in price for a x86 based system.
A rough idea of the CPU power:
Pi4 = 100% (cost $55)
C4 = 150% (cost $50)
N2+ = 200% (costs $79)
It is not just the CPU which performs better, the ram does as well and this translates into a more responsive system even if you don’t need the extra CPU power you will benefit from the faster performing ram.
Armbian has images available and Openhab can be installed automatically by Armbian as part of the install process making this a simple process. DietPi and Ubuntu images are also available.
This device is listed as one of the best Kodi devices to use by one of their devs.