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ASUS release their Tinker Board Raspberry Pi competitor

ASUS has now launched their Tinker Board, a Raspberry Pi competitor with the same form factor, additional CPU performance, more memory and H.264 decode capabilities.



Read more on ASUS' Tinker Board.

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Old 20-01-17, 09:28 PM
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Old 21-01-17, 03:47 AM
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Asus tax lol
Or it costs barely more because it's faster...
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Yes the almighty "ASUS Tax" which is a F'N joke.
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Or it costs barely more because it's faster...
Noo that would be absurd!
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Old 21-01-17, 01:31 PM
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Or it costs barely more because it's faster...
I'm sorry, barely more?

It's 32 to 61% more!!!

Defeats the entire purpose of an rPi in the first place...
This was not a required product they are just trying to get in on rPi's already well-established market.

If rPi iterate to this kind of spec in the next 12-24 months, I bet they don't hike up the price like that.

I don't think they will since.. you don't need GB ethernet, 192K/24bit or swappable antennas for rPi projects, seems daft.

also the rPi 3 ran pretty warm... It'l be interesting to see where this falls in terms of thermal output...
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Yes... but the ASUS one has a black PCB :P
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I'm sorry, barely more?

It's 32 to 61% more!!!
Well if it really is twice as fast, then maybe the price is justified. People will probably find different uses for this than the Pi that require a little more power.
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Well if it really is twice as fast, then maybe the price is justified. People will probably find different uses for this than the Pi that require a little more power.
It isn't twice as fast lol. It's clocked a little bit higher and has more RAM.

It's got Asus tax on it. £55 for this or £31 for a Pi 3. I know what I would buy.

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I'm sorry, barely more?

It's 32 to 61% more!!!

Defeats the entire purpose of an rPi in the first place...
This was not a required product they are just trying to get in on rPi's already well-established market.

If rPi iterate to this kind of spec in the next 12-24 months, I bet they don't hike up the price like that.

I don't think they will since.. you don't need GB ethernet, 192K/24bit or swappable antennas for rPi projects, seems daft.

also the rPi 3 ran pretty warm... It'l be interesting to see where this falls in terms of thermal output...
All of that and more.

I think if I ever get a Pi, and I will one day to save on leccy (I don't do much with my rig any more for most of the day) then I would water cool it just for the giggles. Get a 92mm rad on that sucker
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