Following on from the successful launch of their Le Potato Single Board mini PC offering a Raspberry Pi form factor together with 2 GB of RAM, HDMI 2.0 and support for the latest Android 7.1 operating system. Libre Computers has once again taken to Kickstarter with the Libre Computer Board Tritium mini PC which is available from just $9 and supports Ubuntu 16.04 Linux and Android 7 Nougat. The form factor once again offers a similar design to that of the Raspberry Pi and is available in 512MB 32-bit 1080P, 1GB 32-bit 4K30, and 2GB 64-bit 4K30 configurations.
Available system include :
– Tritium IoT with Allwinner H2+ 32-bit CPU, Mali-400MP2 graphics, 512MB of RAM, and Linux support for $9 and up
– Tritium 1GB with Allwinner H3 32-bit CPU, Mali-400MP2 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and Linux or Android 7.0 support for $19 and up
– Tritium 2GB with Allwinner H5 64-bit CPU, Mali-450MP4 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and Linux or Android 7.1 support for $29 and up
Our second Libre Computer Board, code name Tritium is designed as a drop in hardware replacement for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and offers a more cost effective solution with more memory, higher IO throughput, 4K30 capabilities, open market components, removal of the vendor locked-in interfaces, and Android 7 Nougat support. This platform uses tested cost-effective solutions based on Allwinner’s 40nm chips. It can be used to tinker with electronics, teach programming, build media centers, create digital signage solutions, play retro games, establish bi-directional video, and unlock imaginations.
Allwinner’s H2+/H3/H5 series of chips are built on the 40nm fabrication process just like the system-on-chips used in Raspberry Pi 3. The H2+ forms the basis of the IoT model and H3 SoC offer higher HDMI solution, slightly better media support, and faster IO interfaces but utilizes slightly slower and older ARM Cortex-A7 core designs. The Allwinner H5 SoC in the 2GB board offers 64-bit capabilities just like the Raspberry Pi 3’s BCM2837 and cryptographic acceleration.
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