The PINE64 – a 64-bit quad-core single-board computer – was unveiled recently, and will go on sale for $15.
The PINE64 can run Linux, 64-bit Android 5.1.1, and other software, and has 4K HDMI output capabilites.
The computer is the brainchild of TL Lim and Johnson Jeng, who said they set out to create a simple computer as affordable as two double Big Mac combo meals.
“By creating the world’s first affordable 64-bit single-board supercomputer, we’ve enabled your dreams to build the next invention,” the company said.
The PINE64 can be purchased with the latest Android software installed, or you can upload the latest version of Linux.
“Out of the box, with Android Lollipop 5.1 version installed, you immediately get access to over 1.6 million apps on the Google Play market, downloadable in a few clicks.”
There are two versions of the PINE64, priced at $15 and $19 respectively. Both will go on sale in December.
|$15 (R215)||$19 (R273)|
|64bit Quad Core ARM A53 1.2GHz CPU||64bit Quad Core ARM A53 1.2GHz CPU|
|Dual Core Mali 400-MP2 GPU||Dual Core Mali 400-MP2 GPU|
|512MB DDR3 SDRAM||1GB DDR3 SDRAM|
|MicroSD Slot Supports up to 256GB||MicroSD Slot Supports up to 256GB|
|10/100 Mb Ethernet port||10/100/1000 MB Ethernet port|
|2 x USB 2.0 host||2 x USB 2.0 host|
|4K x 2K HDMI port||4K x 2K HDMI port|
|3.5mm Stereo Output mini-jack with Microphone Support||3.5mm Stereo Output mini-jack with Microphone Support|
|Multi-Channel Audio output through HDMI||Multi-Channel Audio output through HDMI|
|Real-Time Clock capability built in||Real-Time Clock capability built in|
|Built in 3.7V Lithium battery charging circuit||Built in 3.7V Lithium battery charging circuit|
|–||5 Megapixel Camera Port|
|–||4 lanes MIPI video Port|
|–||Touch Panel Port Included|