Today Asus launched their own hobbyist mini computer, as a competitor the Raspberry Pi, it has been named the Tinker Board and is now available to pick up in the UK and the rest of Europe.
It is priced at £55, which is fairly expensive, however, it does come with a range of upgrades over the Raspberry Pi.
The Thinker Board features a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 CPU, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, four USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The board also has a 3.5mm audio jack, a microSD card slot, a micro USB port for charging, a HDMI 2.0 port that supports 4K video playback.
It also features swappable 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi antennas and a Mali-T764 GPU.
This should mean that the board will provide much more performance than what the Raspberry Pi should handle, however, it isn’t going to beat your current computer.
That said, it can quite happily playback H.264 and H.265 content, with support for the Kodi media center software.
It also supports Linux.
You can hit up the source link below for a quick look at it.