Earlier this week the official Raspberry Pi Foundation launched their new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 which builds on the previous generations and now provides a faster solution.
If you are looking even more RAM on a small modular sized mini PC then you might be interested in the new SOPINE A64 PC Card which is equipped with twice the RAM of the new Pi Compute Module 3 and is priced at just $29. Or you can buy the baseboard for $15 or buy a Baseboard + SOPINE A64 bundle for $35.
The main differences between the two mini PC modules is that the SOPINE64 uses an Allwinner processor rather than a Broadcomm CPU and PINE64’s model has 2GB of RAM rather than 1GB. Although the the SOPINE64 also lacks any built-in storage which makes it more comparable to the slightly cheaper Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Lite which is priced at $25.
The SOPINE A64 PC Card is expected to support Android and Ubuntu operating system although you will properly find there is a larger developer community working on Raspberry Pi compatible software.
If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
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