ASUS 4K TINKER BOARD THE RASPBERRY PI NEW COMPETITION
It appears ASUS is outfitting to give Raspberry Pi arun for its cash. The Taiwanese producer has discreetly discharged its own particular single-board PC to match the well known British organization – and it’s a remarkable mammoth.
In spite of the fact that the Tinker Board takes after the Pi shape calculate rather nearly, it eventually packs a much quicker processor, twofold the memory of the most recent Raspberry Pi, and furthermore underpins 4K video and in addition 24-bit sound.
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Here’re are a portion of the more noteworthy specs:
Quad center 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 CPU
2GB Dual channel LPDDR3 memory
1x HDMI 2.0 port to bolster 4K determination
Gigabit LAN and Bluetooth 4.0
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Control supply: 5V/2A Micro USB (excluded)
In addition to this, the device also comes with a 40-pin internal header with 28 GPIO pins, which means you can use the tiny computer to create Internet of Things gadgets.
While at £55 (approximately $68), ASUS’ micro-computer is almost two-fold the price of the £34 Raspberry Pi 3, the Taiwanese manufacturer is quick to point out that the additional oomph its chip packs will make up for the extra buck you’re spending.
Much like its Pi competitor, the Tinker Board will run a custom version of Debian Linux and supports Kodi for home media streaming. Hexus further reports there are plans to expand the current OS support with the likes of Ubuntu and openSUSE.
The single-board computer market has quickly picked up since Raspberry Pi initially launched five years ago. With competitors like Banana Pi and C.H.I.P. in the race, ASUS is hardly the only company to contest the reign of Raspberry Pi – but it’s certainly one that has the resources to upset the market in a big way.