|Introductory price||US$15 to $29|
|System-on-chip used||Allwinner A64|
|CPU||1.152 GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53|
|Memory||0.5, 1, or 2GB|
|Power||DC 5V @ 2A, 3.7V|
Pine64 is a family of single-board computers and the name of the company that produces them. Their first single-board computer, the Pine A64, was designed to compete with the Raspberry Pi in both power and price. Its name descends from the constants pi and e. The A64 was first funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding drive in December 2015, where the company raised over $1.4 million.
The computer was released in three feature variations. While the 512 MB model only works with Arch Linux and Debian Linux distributions, the models with more memory can run distributions including Android, Remix OS, Windows 10, FreeBSD, and Ubuntu.
Pre-release comments in Make wrote that the A64's closest analog was two to three times the A64's price, and that the A64 continued the Raspberry Pi's trend of breaking barriers for engineers.
In a review of final hardware by Linux.com, the reviewer was surprised at his ability to have the full, albeit slow, Mate desktop environment at the A64's price. Phoronix's benchmarks indicated similar CPU performance to a Raspberry Pi 3. However, a review by Hackaday noted problems with production quality, software, and user support.
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