Sunday, January 14, 2018

CES 2018 - Asus Unveils Tinker Board S, A New Raspberry Pi-killer With Linux And Android Support

Asus is really expanding its hardware again at the Consumer Electronic Show with Asus thinker Board S which is the new and improved SBC that brings better durability and stability. It ships 40 GPIO pins with a robust Linux support, onboard 16GB eMMC for storages with the option to expand and improved performance.
Asus Tinker Board S specs

Asus Tinker Board S will deliver better battery life, performance, as well as other metrics. The new ARM-based RK3288 SoC, operating at 1.8GHz, opposed to the previous Rockchip RK3288, which is the most striking difference between both the versions.

It also has (4) USB 2.0 ports as compared to two ports in the last release, 2GB Dual-channel LPDDR3 Memory, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, wireless 802.11.b.g.n, and Gigabit LAN port. The onboard power-on pin also makes tweaking easier.

And for a better experience, Tinker Board S is HDMI-CEC-ready for complete video entertainment, using which you can control the hacker board and TV with a single remote.

Tinker Board S and Tinker Board Specs Compared

Tinker Board S and Tinker Board Specs Compared
Tinker Board S and Tinker Board Specs Compared
The Tinker Board S runs TinkerOS which is a Debian 9-based Linux distro with several features such as lightweight LXDE desktop environment, optimized GUI for single board computers, and of course support for Android.

The pricing and availability of Tinker Board S are expected to be told in the first half of 2018. This is indeed a good new for DIYers and Linux enthusiasts as they aren't left out after the unveiling of several mini-PCs and Chromebooks like PB40 and PN40, Chromebox 3, etc.

Also Read:   PiTalk (Open Source) Turns Your Raspberry Pi Minicomputer Into A Modular Smartphone

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