Taiwanese electronics giant Asus on Wednesday launched Tinker Board in India. The single board computer can help people easily invent an Internet of Things (IoT) device for a connected home or robot project at school at affordable prices.
Asus Tinker Board is now available for Rs. 4,750 at pan-India branches of Acro Engineering Company – Asus's offline partner – headquartered in New Delhi.
The Asus Tinker Board is a near credit card-sized single-board computer (SBC) that makes it the ideal foundation for makers, hobbyists, educators, and electronics do it yourself (DIY) enthusiasts to develop and build low-cost and great-performing computers.
The device offers class-leading performance, robust multimedia support, IoT connectivity, enhanced DIY design and compatibility with a wide range of leading SBC chassis and accessories.
The Tinker Board includes a 1.8GHz Rockchip RK3288 SoC quad-core processor and offers HD and Ultra HD video playback support. The device has 2GB dual-channel DDR3 RAM and Micro SD storage slot. It runs on Asus Tinker OS (Debian-based Linux) and it has Android Support.
As far as connectivity is concerned, it has Bluetooth 4.0 and on-board Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n support. Tinker Board has four USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI 1.4 out port and one 3.5mm audio jack.
In a statement, Asus described the benefits of the single board computer, saying, "Tinker Board offers class-leading performance, robust multimedia support, IoT connectivity, enhanced DIY design and compatibility with a wide range of leading SBC chassis and accessories. The result is a near credit card sized computer that offers people freedom to tinker and apply their ingenuity to create platforms for a wide variety of uses."