ASUS' Tinker can be tailored for Soldiers and Spies

Subject: Systems | September 25, 2017 - 04:15 PM |
Tagged: asus, tinker, SoC, Rockchip, rk3288, Mali-T760, Cortex-A17

ASUS' take on single board computers is the new Tinker Board, powered by a 1.8 GHz Cortex-A17 based Rockchip RK3288 and a 600MHz Mali-T760 GPU which share 2 GB of LPDDR3.  Storage is handled by a microSD slot, or the four USB 2.0 ports and the Tinker offers Gigabit wired connectivity as well as optional WiFi.  You have a choice of operating systems, either Marshmallow flavoured Android or the Debian based Tinker OS, depending on which you prefer. 

The Tech Report tested out the Tinker Board and found the hardware to outpace competitors such as Raspberry Pi, however the lack of software and documentation hamstrung the Tinker Board badly enough that they do not recommend this board.  This may change in time but currently ASUS needs to do some work before the Tinker Board becomes an actual competitor in this crowded market.

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"Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer wants to challenge the Raspberry Pi 3's popularity with a more powerful SoC and better networking, among other improvements. We put it to the test to see whether it's a worthy alternative to the status quo."

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September 25, 2017 | 05:06 PM - Posted by MoDanDose2Things (not verified)

I'm sure it could be Tailored to do some damn good automated clothing manufacturing along with being Tailored for those other two workloads, and many many others. Meat-Sacks need not apply!

Transformers Robots Got Your Jobs!

September 25, 2017 | 07:26 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Guess that rhyme was a little too old.

September 25, 2017 | 08:48 PM - Posted by willmore

I followed.

September 25, 2017 | 06:27 PM - Posted by Anonymousfftukut (not verified)

All they need is to make kodi and retro clone and sell like hotcakes

September 26, 2017 | 02:54 AM - Posted by Power (not verified)

Without Open Source drivers this is for hackers not tinkers.

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