Faster, twice the ram, 4k, gigabit, better sound spec, lower BT spec, but changeable WiFi antenna with the connector Pi left off.DougieLawson wrote:What's the unique selling point?
If it's just the 4K or the brand then I'm not interested.
It's true that it's 32-bit armv7, but it's faster than Cortex-A53 at the same clock rate. The RockChip RK3288 is a powerful 32-bit CPU. It's used in the Asus Chromebook Flip (running at 1.8Ghz). You can run Kali Linux on the Flip and have a fast ARM laptop. In my benchmarks, the Flip runs code 3-5x faster than the RPi3. At this point in time, it's not very interesting to have an ARM chip from several years ago finally land in an experimenter SBC with poor community/software support. If you're interested in bleeding edge, a more impressive product would be a SBC containing the latest/greatest ARM technology. I plan on getting a Samsung Chromebook Plus to run Linux on it. It should be something like 5-10x faster than the RPi3. Qualcomm / RockChip / NXP should be showcasing their best technology with affordable SBCs instead of teasing us with underwhelming products (e.g. Dragonboard410c).jahboater wrote:I believe the cortex-a17 is armv7 which is the same as the old version Pi2. The new Pi2 V1.2 and the Pi3 are both armv8 (and are therefore 64-bit capable).
On Sale in the UK means, price is now at it's normal selling price. Previous prices have been temporarily inflated so that we can now have a sale, though may also have been cheaper previously when not On Sale.drgeoff wrote:"on sale" has different meanings.
In the UK it means "available to buy".
In the USA it means "price reduced from normal".
fivdi wrote:ASUS Tinker Board Unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMPOJH-okXQ
Says it all. ASUS have not put the website/forum stuff in place to support their RPi lookalike.YouTube Comment wrote:Currently, a £55 paperweight as I can't seem to find a link to the OS image anywhere.
I fully agree with what bensimmo says here and it's definitely a nice nod to the Foundation for getting it right. The Pi is a standard just like the Arduino. If this wasn't obvious to me before it is now.bensimmo wrote:Now a *brand* getting in on the act, filling in the higher end gap people are actually asking for and for a price slot where it should sit.
To me that a nice nod to the Foundation for getting it right.
Has anyone tried it with NOOBS or plain Raspbian?alphanumeric wrote:Yeah, that sucks. It was stated it will run Debian. I haven't found any dedicated custom image for it though? Searching for Tinker Board on the ASUS site comes up empty too. Very disappointing to say the least.
I wouldn't expect it to be that standard.DougieLawson wrote:Has anyone tried it with NOOBS or plain Raspbian?alphanumeric wrote:Yeah, that sucks. It was stated it will run Debian. I haven't found any dedicated custom image for it though? Searching for Tinker Board on the ASUS site comes up empty too. Very disappointing to say the least.
To be fair... I have a couple of Cubieboards that, when set up, using a custom Berryboot, gave the option to install "Debian"...and it turned out to be Raspbian. It actually runs okay on them.Heater wrote:I cannot imagine Rasbnian working on this thing out of the box. The Pi relies on the GPU and the secret binary blob to get it booted. I'm pretty sure this machine does not have the same GPU or even use the same boot method.