PINE A64 and A64+ board are incredibly inexpensive, but still not free, so when PINE64 asked if they could give eight PINE64+ boards with 1GB RAM and the WiFi & Bluetooth module to CNX Software readers, I thought it was not a bad idea, and I’ve decided to organize a giveaway.
- SoC – Allwinner A64 quad core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2 GHz with Mali-400MP2 GPU
- System Memory – 1 GB DDR3
- Storage – micro SD slot supporting up to 256 GB
- Video Output – HDMI 1.4 up to 4K resolution @ 30 Hz, and 4-lane MIPI DSI connector and touch panel connector
- Audio – HDMI, 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet + WiFi & Bluetooth module
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
- Camera – MIPI CSI camera interface
- Expansion – 40-pin Raspberry Pi 2 compatible header + 34-pin “Euler” header
- Misc – RTC header
- Power – 5V via micro USB port; 3.7V Lithium battery support
- Dimensions – 127mm x 79mm
The company provides support for Android 5.1.1 and Linux 3.18 (soon 4.2), and various community based distributions as available such as Ubuntu 16.04, or Debian Jessie. You can see how the board compares other low cost 64-bit ARM boards in my Raspberry Pi 3, ODROID-C2 and Pine A64+ comparison. Pine A64+ is about twice as cheap and comes with many of the features of the other boards.
Other rules are as follows:
- Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
- The contest are open for 72 hours starting on April 25, 10:00am (Bangkok time). The comments section will be closed once the contest ends, so if it is open, you can still participate.
- Winners will be selected with
- I’ll contact the winners by email, and expect an answer within 24 hours, or run another draw for people who have not replied in time.
- PINE64 will handle shipping (free of charge) to the winners, so I’ll share the winners’ email with the company so that they can proceed.
Good luck! If you end up being unlucky, you can always purchase one or more boards on Pine64 website.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.