what does /g/ think of the Pine64?
I literally just found this, but I'm really having a hard time believing the $15 price tag for something that's even more powerful than the Raspberry Pi 2 which is a round $35
>IT'S A SUPER COMPUTER!
No it's not.
Stop calling literally everything a supercomputer. If your device does not excede the compute capabilities of a typical consumer machine by several orders of magnitude, it is not a supercomputer.
>The typical desktop computer or server will operate anywhere between 75 to 300 watts
Come on now, even a decent desktop these days is ~50 watts idle.
Anyway, it looks like they took the hardware from the Remix Mini and removed the case, built-in wifi, bluetooth, extra RAM and internal storage. Which explains why it's so cheap.
>PINE A64 is the world's first 64-bit expandable Quad Core 1.2Ghz supercomputer, tablet, media center, and more... starting at just $15.
>I literally just found this, but I'm really having a hard time believing the $15 price tag for something that's even more powerful than the Raspberry Pi 2 which is a round $35
It's not hard to believe, check out the Orange Pi PC, it costs $15 and is at least as powerful as the raspberry pi 2.
but of course, the linux/software support is much much worse than the rpi 2, and I imagine that will be the same for the Pine64 - no accelerated video unless you use android, binary drivers, waiting years for mainline kernel support, etc.
you're probably better off getting a rpi 2 to be honest.