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ASUS Tinker Board 2

Asus announced on their new generation for the Single Board Computer which lately got popular – the Asus Thinker Board 2 and 2S. Asus promised to improve the performances up to 1.5 times compared to the old generation.

The Tinker Board 2 comes as the successor of Tinker Board 1 which was announced 4 years ago. The single board computer comes in 2 models – Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S. The Board 2S model is similar to the Board 2 model but comes with additional built in 16GB eMMC storage and not just an expandable storage with microSD card. Both models will run Linux Debian 9 operation system and at the beginning of 2021 even support windows.

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Asus replaced the old chipset with a new one – the Rockchip RK3399 that comes with quad core processor Cortex-A53 and duel core processor Cortex-A72. The graphic core that comes along with the chipset is Mali-T860 MP4. The Tinker is equipped with 2GB or 4GB Ram.

The some of the Asus Tinker Board 2 input connectors are:

  • 1x HDMI 2.0 (4K-capable)
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (DisplayPort support) 
  • 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 1x RJ-45 Gigabit LAN
  • 1x Wi-FI 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 5.0
  • Power source by 12V – 19V DC barrel jack
  • 1x 22-pin MIPI DSI
  • 1x 15-pin MIPI CSI-2

The price tag and availability for the new SBC Asus Tinker Board 2 and 2S haven’t been announced yet.

ASUS Chromebox 4

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ASUS, a multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company, announced on their 4th generation of mini Chromecast pc – the ASUS Chromebox 4. Chromebox 4 will come with Intel’s 10th generation processor Comet Lake U and will run the new Google’s software the Chrome OS.

Thanks to Chrome OS, Chromebox 4 have unlimited access to Google Play and android apps. Those apps will run on powerful mini pc which will even support up to 3 screens with 4k resolution display thanks to Intel’s 10th generation CPU and GPU.

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The mini pc supports USB Power Delivery technologic which can charge mobile phones with USB port. The mini pc can be mounted to the back of the monitor with special mount kit. According to Asus, Chromebox will have constantly software updates which make the mini pc more updated and protected from viruses.

The Chromebox 4 come with height of 4.4 millimeter, 148.5×148.5-millimeter square wide and weight 1.32lb. Chromebox split to 2 models –

  • Celeron model that comes with Intel® Celeron® 5205U
  • Intel® Core i model that comes with Intel® Core™ i3 10110U, Intel® Core™ i5 10210U or Intel® Core™ i7 10510U.
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Both models come with built in Intel UHD Processor Graphic, storage type of eMMC 32GB up to 64GB or storage type M.2 SATA SDD 128GB up to 256GB and Wireless Data Network Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201/AX200 (Gig+) and Bluetooth.

On the memory section, Celeron model comes with 4GB up to 16 GB DDR4 at 2400MHz RAM and 1x SO-DIMM, while the Core-I model comes with 8GB up to 16GB DDR4 at 2666MHz RAM and 2 X SO-DIMM.

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On the front i/o ports section, both models have 1 3-in-1 Card Reader and 1 Audio jack. Celeron model have 2x USB 3.2 gen 1 type-A ports while Core-i have 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A.

On Back i/o ports section, both models have 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 HDMI, 1 RJ45 LAN, 1 Kensington Lock and 1 DC-in. Celeron have 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.2 gen1 Type-A, while core-I model have 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A.

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ASUS Chromebox 4 comes with AC Adapter, Power Cord, Warranty Card, Quick Manual, VESA Mount Kit75mm, 100mm and optional for wired keyboard + mouse bundle.

ASUS haven’t yet announced on date global launch.