PINE A64 – Single Board Super Computer
I backed the PINE A64 on Kickstarter on 17th January 2016. The project was funded on 23rd January 2016 after raising a total of US$1,731,466 out of their initial goal of US$31,416 from 36,781 backers.
I chose the US$29 reward level and shipping to Singapore cost another US$12. So in total, I paid US$41 (S$58).
The PINE A64+ w/ 2GB SDRAM
You will get the PINE64+ unit, which comes with the 1.2Ghz board and 2GB SDRAM.
The updated unit has a gigabit ethernet port, 3.5MM Audio/Mic jack, 4K HDMI, and 2 USB ports. PINE A64+ includes touchpanel, camera, and LCD Port accessibility.
(No wifi/bluetooth – we will offer a list of compatible wifi/bluetooth modules you can use to connect later)
Ships March 2016
(5000 units shipping monthly thereafter)
PINE A64 it is an affordable 64-bit high performance expandable single board computer (SBC) which is similar to Raspberry Pi.
- CPU Type: Cortex A53
- CPU Cores: 4
- CPU Bus: 64bit
- CPU Speed: 1.2GHz
- GPU Type: Mali400-MP2
- GPU Core: 2
- Memory: 512MB/1GB/2GB
- Flash: None (Up to 256GB)
- Lithium Power: Capable
- Real-Time-Clock: Yes
- USB 2.0 Ports: 2
- Network: Gigabit
- HDMI Port: 4K (3840×2160)
- H.265 Decode: Up to 4KP30
- H.264 Decode: Up to 1080P60
- Miracast Support: Yes
- Recommended OS: Ubuntu, Android or openHAB IoT
Similar to Raspberry Pi, PINE A64 is also expandable. You can add optional accessories like camera, touch panel, LCD panel, bluetooth adapter, Zwave adapter, dry contact I/O board, sensors, 802.11BGN wifi, etc.
My PINE A64 was shipped to me in 2nd April 2016 and I received it on 8th April 2016. I will be using this for my new house while my older Raspberry Pi stays at my parent’s place.
Despite it saying it will support Ubuntu, Android or openHAB IoT, it seems that right now only Android is fully supported.