At the beginning of last month, Asus unveiled a new single board mini PC in the form of the Asus Tinker Board, which offers similar features to that of the Raspberry Pi 3 but is equipped with twice as much RAM together with a Rockchip processor instead of a Broadcom chip.
Asus have today announced the availability of the new Asus Tinker Board mini PC making it available to purchase priced at $60, with support for the Debian Linux-based operating system called TinkerOS.
Features of the new mini PC include 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.
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.