Well, Raspberry Pi just got some serious competition! Motherboard specialist Asus has created its own SBC which is named as Tinker Board.
Asus Launches “Tinker Board” — A Mini PC And Raspberry Pi Competitor
Well, we all know that Raspberry Pi boards rule the single board computer market and without any doubt, Raspberry Pi boards have great capabilities and performance. Recently, motherboard specialist Asus has created its single board computer which is named as Tinker Board.
The board looks exactly like Raspberry Pi. However, it has a faster CPU and more RAM compared to flagship Raspberry Pi 3. The Tinker Board is based on the RK3288 processor from Rockchip. The board supports 1.8Ghz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core CPU with ARM Mali-T764 graphics and 2GB of RAM.
As we already mentioned the Tinker Board looks exactly like Raspberry Pi. So the measurements of Tinker Board is 3.4 x 2.1 inches which are almost the same size as Raspberry Pi.
Now if we talk about Tinker Board’s connectivity options you will get 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Gigabit LAN and Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR connectivity, HDMI output, 4 USB 2.0 ports and a 40-pin header.
Other Connectivity options include:
- 1x 3.5mm Audio jack connection
- CSI port for camera connection
- DSI port supporting HD resolution
- 1x HDMI 2.0 port to support 4K resolution
- Micro SD port supports UHS-I
- Supports Debian OS with KODI
- Power supply: 5V/ 2A Micro USB (not included)
According to Asus, Tinker board runs a variant of Debian Linux with Kodi which makes it perfect for creating a home media center. You can grab Tinker Board at just $57 from here.
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