Last month Asus unveiled their own solution to the mini PC with the Asus Tinker Board, today that device is finally available.
Set to take on the Raspberry Pi devices, the new Asus Tinker Board mini PC is now available to pick up for £55/$60. For that, you get a device that supports the purpose-built Debian Linux-based operating system that has been named Tinker OS.
To top that off, Asus’ mini PC offers twice as much RAM and a Rockchip processor over the Broadcom chip when compared to the Raspberry Pi 3.
To delve deeper into those specs, the Asus Tinker Board features a Rockchip RK3288 quad-core processor supported by Mali-T764 graphics, 192KHz/24-bit audio, connectivity via Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. As well as 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x micro USB port and a microSD card slot for the operating system and files.
Asus explained more about it with the following:
Featuring a powerful but energy-efficient design, the tinker board supports next-generation graphics and GPU Compute API’s. Powered by an ARM-based Mali T764 GPU, the tinker board’s GPU and fixed function processors allow for a wide range of uses, including high-quality media playback, gaming, computer vision, gesture recognition, image stabilization and processing, as well as computational photography and more. Multimedia enthusiasts will appreciate the fixed-function H.264 and H.265 playback support, including playback of HD and UHD video.
You can find out more about the device at the source link below, or you can head over to Amazon where you can pick up a Tinker Board today for £55.