Review: Asus Tinker Board

The Asus Tinker Board is a new ARM-based single-board computer (SBC) which stands out from the crowd. It’s tiny, affordable, with strong performance, and targeted at the DIY/hobbyist market. Essentially a complete PC — motherboard, CPU, GPU, system memory and more — all in one package, it is priced at £54.99.

Tinker Board SBC


Processor Rockchip RK3288 Cortex-A17 Quad-core 1.8GHz
GPU ARM Mali-T764 equipped with H.264/H.265 hardware decoder
Display Full-size HDMI 1.4 supports up to 4K
15-pin MIPI DSI supports up to HD
Memory Dual-channel LPDDR3 2GB
Storage Micro SD card slot
Connectivity RTL8211E-VB-CG GbE LAN
AW-NB177NF Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR
Audio RTL ALC4040 Codec with 1 x 3.5mm audio jack with 192K/24bit audio
USB 4 x USB 2.0 ports
Camera Interface 1 x 15-pin MIPI CSI slot for camera
Internal Headers 1 x 40-pin GPIO equipped header
Power Micro USB
OS TinkerOS (Debian)
Size 85.60mm x 56mm x 21mm