Raspberry Pi has Competition

I was just reading that there is a competitor against the Raspberry Pi. Asus has released the Tinker Board.

  • Tinker Board has a 1.8 GHz processor, whereas, the Raspberry Pi has a 1.2 GHz processor
  • Tinker Board has 2 GB of Ram vs. the 1 GB with Raspberry Pi
  • Tinker Board has 4.0 Bluetooth vs. the 4.1 that you get with Raspberry Pi
  • Tinker Board come with 802.11 b/g/n, whereas, the Raspberry Pi only has n, although, to be fair, who would use anything earlier anyway
  • Both support HDMI although the Tinker Board specifies HDMI 2.0
  • Tinker Board supports 4K videos, but apparently doesn’t have the ability to stream Netflix in 4K.

It doesn’t appear to be available in the US right now, but it should be coming soon, and according to one site, it should be about $60. That’s quite a bit more than the $35 for Raspberry Pi.

http://www.raspberrypistarterkits.com/2017/01/24/asus-tinker-board-specifications-review/

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/01/asus-tinker-board-price-specs-release-date/

http://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/

 

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