The SBC Pine board model continues during 2018 and in this case it has launched a direct rival to Raspberry Pi 3. Pine H64 is the name of the new SBC board that will try to compete with the latest Raspberry Pi model, a board that will priori is larger than the raspberry version. Although this increase in size does not mean that Pine H64 is less powerful or more expensive, quite the opposite.
Pine H64 thus becomes the choice for AllWinner users, an SoC that little by little is making a gap between mobile devices and that is still a good option if we do not look at the SoC or if the size does not matter to us.
As we have said, Pine H64 has a SoC of Allwinner quad-core with 1 Gb of ram memory. This amount can be expanded to 2 Gb although the basic and economic version has 1 Gb of ram memory. Pine H64 has a 128 Mb SPI memory and a microsd card slot that will help us to expand this internal storage.
Regarding connectors, Pine H64 has a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, an ethernet port, an hdmi port, an IR RX module, bluetooth module + Wifi and two GPIO ports of 20 pins each. Pine H64 has a powerful GPU that It will allow us to play 4K videos at 60 fps. A fairly high resolution that, unlike Raspberry Pi, will allow us to use the board as a powerful mediacenter.
The cost of the Pine H64 board will be $ 25, a price that we can already pay to get this plate. Since it was put on sale on January 31 in the usual stores of PINE. The 2 Gb ram model will cost $ 35 and later a 3 Gb ram model will come out for $ 45.
The price / quality ratio of Pine H64 is quite good and it is possibly one of the best solutions that exist for those who want to have an SBC board as a minipc or for those who do not want to buy a Rasbperry Pi.