[kwlug-disc] The Pinebook Pro

Ron Singh ronsingh149 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 14:00:39 EST 2019


Stuart,

What do you mean by "poor design and production quality", do you mean,
cruddy solder job, poorly-aligned connectors, poor connectors, crappy
silkscreening?

See, I want to get one of their Rock64 SBC with their alum case, but now I
grow worried.
The SBC is this one:
https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=7147
The case is this one:
https://www.pine64.org/?product=rock64-premium-aluminum-casing

Thanks,

Ron Singh



On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 1:44 PM Stuart Seeley <stuart at lowlevel.ca> wrote:

> I backed their Pine A64 single board computer on kickstarter.
> While support is certainly limited, the over all poor design and
> production quality put me off.
> The raspberry pi boards from my point of view are far more mature and
> better supported.
>
> Stuart
>
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 11:10 AM Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>
>> I ran across this company when I was looking for SBCs that can run Linux
>> for my Home Assistant project. I ended up with a Raspberry Pi 3, but was
>> impressed with their SBCs.
>>
>> https://www.pine64.org/
>>
>> The laptop seems to be a natural evolution from there.
>>
>> What worries me about these companies is the same thing that plagues
>> Orange Pi, Banana Pi, and other more powerful RPi clones: software and
>> community. Specifically, they make the operating system work, then do
>> not put any effort in updating it at all, then it is abandoned after a
>> new
>> model comes out. Also, the lack of a community hobbles them.
>>
>> Let us see if the laptop can overcome these problems.
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 11:01 AM L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Looks like there is a reasonable, inexpensive open-source (friendly)
>>> laptop coming down the pipe soon:
>>>
>>> https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7093
>>>
>>> Not sure how many binary blobs are required to make it go but my BSD
>>> friends think it is OK.
>>>
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