[kwlug-disc] The Pinebook Pro

Chamunks chamunks at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 19:20:32 EST 2019


Idk their prices are doubling from the last model :p from $99 to $200...
Almost unreasonable ;)

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 4:31 PM Ron Singh, <ronsingh149 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I did, but dismissed it 'cause of it's 2G RAM, I want 4G to be somewhat
> future-proofed, but likely I am over-thinking it.
>
> I want something like this for simply running a thin Linux and a couple of
> USB2 Raid1 4TB 5200rpm HDDs for data/pics/vid backups(lazy writes
> emphasized) where speed does not matter for me at all. I also want one for
> working steppers and some temp/humidity sensors for an upcoming greenhouse
> care-taking solution.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ron Singh
>
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 2:33 PM Stuart Seeley <stuart at lowlevel.ca> wrote:
>
>> Sorry for two replies... but checked the links you had included...
>> Looks like they've tightened up their layout game, and the metal case
>> certainly is attractive.
>> Have you looked at that Asus one? Tinker I think it's called...
>>
>> Stuart
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 2:01 PM Ron Singh <ronsingh149 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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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