Competitor for Raspberry Pi 3. Asus launches its Tinker Board minicomputer, designed for people looking for a programming platform or want to create a small media playback system. The company claims that its solution is more attractive than the famous Rasberry Pi 3, and this is due to better components and at least the same capabilities.
On board the Asus Tinker Board we will find a quad-core Rockchip RK3288 clocked at 1.8 GHz. It supports 2 GB of LPDD3 dual channel memory. The board also provides gigabit network and MicroSD memory card slot. The producer is also praised for being better than the Rasperry Pi 3 audio system, which manages to reproduce sound at 24 bits and at a sampling rate of 192 kHz.
The computer is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n. The set also includes an antenna that can be mounted on its own or dismantled if needed. We also have four USB 2.0 connectors, an HDMI 1.4 output and a headphone jack. Also on the laminate are the 40-pin GPIO connectors, 15-pin MIPI DSI and 15-pin MIPI CSI. Power is supplied to the computer via a micro USB port.
This device is compatible with Linux systems. The manufacturer has developed a special Debian based TinkerOS distribution. Asus claims that the system is essential to enable hardware acceleration during 4K video playback. The company is also working on preparing a special Android version for its device. Asus Tinker Board is $ 55.