ASUS Released Raspberry Pi Contender

ASUS Released Raspberry Pi Contender

ASUS Released Raspberry Pi Contender

Asus has quietly released a Raspberry Pi contender, named Tinker Board. It is about the same size as the Pi, but its quad-core Rockchip processor can play 4K video and 24-bit audio. Great news, if you want to get one for a home media center, even greater news if you want more processing power for your ham radio projects.

It has 2GB of RAM (the latest Pi 3 has 1GB of RAM) and gigabit Ethernet, as opposed to 10/100 Mbit of the Pi. It also features 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The 4 USB ports are USB 2.0.

Asus says the board computer will support a variant of Debian Linux (what else?). The price is going to be higher than Raspberry Pi, at $68.

It is worth noting, however, that as of today, 30th January 2017, searching for “tinker board” on Asus.com’s website produces an empty listing with the title “Tinker Board/2GB”.

ASUS Released Raspberry Pi Contender

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ASUS Released Raspberry Pi Contender

ASUS Released Raspberry Pi Contender

2 Comments

  1. I am trying to understand why this review is on a site called “Ham Radio Reviews”. It is not about ham radio, and it is not a review. Maybe it should be “We review Press Releases for Products that Aren’t on the Manufacturers Website”. I think you can still get that domain. Seriously, don’t you have anything better to do than to re-post press releases from computer companies? Look at the name of this site again.

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