If you're in North American and planning a new computing project, you have now a more powerful option.
North American makers and hobbyists take note: There is another single-board computer option in town.
Your options for building your own computing device just increased by one, and this time it’s being offered by a major consumer electronics company.
Specifically, Asus has been offering its Tinker Board in the U.K. and throughout Europe since early 2017 to compete directly with other options such as the Raspberry Pi.
Now, it is available in North America from leading retailers and its shipping at a competitive price, according to Tom’s Hardware.
The Asus Tinker Board is based on a quad-core Rockchip RK3288 system-on-chip (SoC) operating at up to 1.8GHz and utilizing Mali-T764 GPU, which is the same SoC that’s used in some Chromebooks.