On Kickstarter the most interesting project — the single-board mini-PC PINE A64 appeared a few weeks ago. His developers consider that this single board computer can be used in the most different spheres, including telecommunications, electronics, educational projects, entertainments.
Despite the small sizes, this quite powerful device, for the class, of course. The quad-core 64-bit ARM A53 processor with a frequency of work of a kernel of 1,2 GHz forms a basis. GPU — MALI-400 MP2 (2 kernels, 500 MHz). Performance of a graphic subsystem is slightly higher, than at original X-Box.
PINE64 — the expanded PC
It is possible to add different hardware to this mini-PC. So, the payment has 2 USB ports, a HDMI output, a 3,5-mm audio output, Ethernet, two buses of expansion. More advanced PINE A64+ model has three additional ports which allow to add such periphery as the camera module, a touchscreen, LCD.
If to add the keyboard and a mouse, PINE A64 can be turned into the full-fledged computer with Android 5.1 onboard or other compatible operating system.
The same single-board PC can be used also as media station.
And if to add a touchscreen, then it is possible to turn a device into game station with Android games.
The system also pulls 4K of video.
As PINE A64 — open source a platform, it is possible to use both Android, and Ubuntu or even openHAB IoT.
The supported OS
The system is based on microSD to the card inserted into the slot (the volume up to 256 GB is supported). Besides, it is possible to connect to USB also the additional drive, at desire.
Here compatible periphery:
And how many it can cost?
It is not enough, as you can see. The project page on Kickstarter is placed here. Now the project collected already more than 800 thousand US dollars instead of 31 required one thousand. So campaign more, than is successful, it is necessary to wait for an output of single-board "sosenka" to the public.
Note: PINE A64 — the device which is not on sale yet. In assortment of the Dadzhet company there is no PINE A64 too.
The invitation to testing of dadzhet
Dadzhet invites the authors interested to test our devices and to write the objective overview, to cooperation. The device after the publication of the overview remains at you. In more detail about the sentence — here.
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