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Old February 19, 2019, 07:42 AM
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This looks like a beefed up Raspberry PI ...
Anyone have any feedback ?

https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Single-Bo.../Tinker-Board/

On sale here ...

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...02&ignorebbr=1

Hmm seems there is an S version out now ...

https://www.asus.com/Single-Board-Co...inker-Board-S/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP6OJ0JhMLU

https://www.amazon.ca/Tinker-Board-Q...36985673&psc=1

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...5038-_-Product

https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/

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Old February 19, 2019, 09:18 AM
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My only concern would be the community/developer support. Lots of people work with/on Raspberry Pi's, not so sure about this.

The "UP" boards from Intel might be a bit better supported? https://up-shop.org/
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Old February 19, 2019, 10:33 AM
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I had a quick look. Tinker OS is Debian based, same as Raspbian so anything you can run on a Pi should work on a Tinker. If I didn't already own a Pi 3 I'd be tempted. And if I find my Pi 3 too slow when I get it set up to run my CNC router in the shop then I'll definitely be looking at one of these.
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Old February 19, 2019, 02:24 PM
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They are interesting. To me the biggest issue is performance per $. If you need that form factor and more performance than a pi, it seems like a great choice. The issue is, if you can go to sff size pc, then you get a lot more power for not a lot more $ used. Pi are just an amazing value for getting basic tasks done on the cheap. That said, they need an update for ram and transfer speeds. I read that pi4 is scheduled for next year...could be an interesting one (it is a year away ish though).
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LAN port is on its own dedicated bus, 1Gbe too, nice! With HEVC decoding this could be a good competitor to the Nvidia shield, provided there's good developer support.
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Old February 20, 2019, 08:16 AM
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This looks quite interesting and at the moment the normal Tinker Board isn't 'that' much more expensive them a 3B+. I may look into this as I'd love to have the 4k and HVEC support....or I could wait a year to see what the pi 4 might have and cost...
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It'd be nice if Nvidia outed there Xavier soc or the one used in the teslas or were used in till tesla went in house. Nvidia could release a new shield with the DGX cut down like they do with GPUs strip away ai, nureal net, keep high cuda cores ipc HBM 2 a nvme option. USB type c, since my old sheild and new one still cost $400 keep it round there if possible. It'd be impossible to beat fir tasks. 10gbe nic WiFi 6, one sick lil unbeatable box.
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The onboard eMMC, 16 GB is really great for loading Debian with a lot of room for softwares (my desktop Debian uses about 18GB with a lot of junk and documents). It would be nice if I can use this to replace the motherboard on my old Sony Vaio TT laptop, so I can use the Vaio keyboard and the screen.
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