The makers of the Pine A64 single-board computer (and the upcoming RockPro 64) are launching a new model this week. It’s a single-board computer in the same category as the popular Raspberry Pi line of devices, although this computer is a bit larger than a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
It’s called the Pine H64 and it’s a device with support for 4K60 video playback, a USB 3.0 port, Gigabit Ethernet, and a few other features that the latest Raspberry Pi devices lack.
The Pine H64 will be available starting January 31st for $25 and up.
Update: It’s now available for purchase from the Pine64 website.
The entry-level price is for a model with 1GB of RAM. You can also get a 2GB model for $35 or a 3GB model for $45.
Each version has the following specs:
- Allwinner H6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor
- Malit-T720 MP2 graphics with HDR and 4K60 support
- microSD card slot
- 128MB of SPI flash memory
- 1 USB 3.0 port
- 2 USB 2.0 host ports
- HDMI 2.0a
- 3.5mm audio jack (speaker/mic)
- Gigabit Ethernet
- eMMC support
- IR RX
- 2×20 pin GPIO connector
One thing the Pine H64 lacks is built-in support for WiFi or Bluetooth, but there’s a header that you can use to add a wireless card.
The Pine H64 measures about 5.2″ x 3.1″, while a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is about 3.3″ x 2.2″.