GOOD NEWS PINE A64, First $15 64-Bit Single Board Super Computer

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Kick Starter Project..... looks cool... i wounder what you can do with it..... hmmm

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PINE A64 is Powerful
The PINE64 CPU is a quad-core ARM A53 64-bit processor that runs at 1.2GHz.

The GPU on the PINE A64 is a dual-core MALI-400 MP2 and runs at 500MHz, capable of 1.1 Gpixel/s throughput. This means the graphics capabilities are slightly higher than the original X-Box's level of performance.

PINE A64 board is powered by the latest 64-bit quad core ARM A53 CPU and delivers up to 20-30% better performance than other 32 bit open source counterparts.

PINE64 is Expandable
Add different hardware interfaces to your PINE A64 as you see fit. Depending on whether you pick the PINE A64 or PINE A64+, the PINE A64 ships defaults with two USB ports, HDMI output, 3.5mm Audio/Mic Output, ethernet port, and two I/O expansion buses. On the more advanced PINE A64+ model, you will receive three additional ports to add optional accessories such as: camera module, touch panel module, and the LCD Panel port.

PINE A64 is Versatile
Add a keyboard and mice and turn PINE A64 into a full Android 5.1 computer to run Chrome Browser, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, or even watch your favorite shows on YouTube.

Load special versions of Android 5.1 and launch media players to turn this into an advanced Apple TV-like Android product. PINE A64 supports miracast.

Install a touchscreen module and choose from hundreds of thousands of games from the Android store to build your own arcade.

Play your favorite games on the big screen!

Play games with optional air-mouse (Nintendo Wii type remote)

Testing Fruit Ninja with an optional Air Mouse!

Build a customer enclosure to use the PINE64 in your next innovative project.

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3D Printing enclosures can be fun!
Lego Enclosure, Acrylic Enclosure, and more!
Lego Enclosure, Acrylic Enclosure, and more!
PINE A64 is not just a media player, Linux platform, learning tool, or gaming device. It's a full 64-bit, 4K capable, fully expandable, single board supercomputer.

By being so affordable at $15, PINE A64 now opens up doors to new opportunities for everyone. Use it to build just almost anything.

Operating System

Because PINE A64 is an open source platform, you can load anything you want but we suggest to pair PINE A64 with Ubuntu, Android or OpenHAB IoT. By aligning the PINE A64 to be compatible with these operating systems, you basically get access to over 1.7 Million apps* on the market today, from utilities, games, and media apps.
*Android Apps available today

Supported OSes
Supported OSes
Data provided via Appbrain.com
Data provided via Appbrain.com

Updatable, Swappable

Unlike many other boards and computers, PINE A64 stores its boot disk on a removable MicroSD card capable of supporting up to 256GB. This allows users to simply update, re-install, or even swap operating systems by simply removing a card and inserting a new one. Additional storage if needed can be added by plugging in a USB thumb drive or external hard drive.

Load different OSes on different cards, update easily.
Load different OSes on different cards, update easily.

We're More, but Also Less

The typical desktop computer or server will operate anywhere between 75 to 300 watts. The PINE A64 board provides the same power of desktop computing at a mere 2.5 to 3.5 watts. By simply leveraging already existing power efficiency found in table architectures, PINE A64 board is able to save you so much more in power without sacrificing anything in performance. The PINE64 runs on 5V power through MicroUSB or 3.7V battery through on-board power management.


5V 0.5A Power draw
5V 0.5A Power draw
Runs pretty cool!
Runs pretty cool!
Affordable and Simplified

PINE A64 is an affordable computer that fits in the palm of your hand and plugs into a TV or computer monitor with a standard keyboard and mice. With the support of Ubuntu OS and Android Lollipop, we allow the user to explore the world of computing and programming from beginner to expert with ease.

Learn to program in languages like Python, JSON, HTML and JAVA. Browse the internet and play 4K high-definition videos. Access more than 1.7 million apps on Android's app market and play your favorite games.

Expandable

The PINE A64 is compatible with different kinds of adapters and accessories available on our PINE64 Shop by adding an Add-On Accessory Board. Add on accessories such as bluetooth adapter, Zwave adapter, dry contact I/O board, camera, sensors, 802.11BGN wifi, and more. By loading the OS on an external MicroSD card, it's easy for you to update and load new files.


PINE64+ with optional modules and accessories.
PINE64+ with optional modules and accessories.
7 Inch LCD Touch Panel available as an optional component.
7 Inch LCD Touch Panel available as an optional component.
We had the pleasure of showing Rackspace Futurist and Tech Blogger Robert Scoble the PINE64 and what did he think?




*this is not advertisement or a plug, i saw it & though y'all would like to see this...

From Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pine64/pine-a64-first-15-64-bit-single-board-super-comput
 

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It's only a matter of time before things like this make the Raspberry Pi look like the original Atari Pong console i.e. in the future people will ask what purpose did that "POS" serve?
 

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