“From a performance perspective, the ASUS Tinker Board is a capable ARM SBC for its price tag of only $60 USD. The performance is very good against the inexpensive (sub-$100) boards while obviously if needing greater performance there is more to find with the NVIDIA Jetson line-up.
The stock Debian 9.0 image for the Tinker Board is quite capable and useful while for those craving an Android environment there’s that too. The GPIO pin layout and PCB board form factor compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 2+ is nice. Though what the Tinker Board doesn’t have is quite the developer community around this ARM SBC that the Raspberry Pi has built over the years. We’ll see over the months ahead how the Tinker Board community grows and if it can rival that of the more popular ARM developer boards.”
See ASUS Tinker Board Is An Interesting ARM SBC For About $60 USD ReviewI had been settled on Odroid-C2 as my standard ARMed client platform but ASUS now has the Tinker Board which is very similar but a bit better on performance/dollar. Besides price/performance, ASUS is very widely distributed so I can buy this thing in Canada for lower shipping costs. I like that. Thanks, Phoronix.
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