ASUS Tinker Board 2S is finally orderable in a Raspberry Pi form factor
The Tinker Board 2S is finally available to purchase, with ASUS announcing it and the Tinker Board 2 last year. Currrently, SmartFly sells the single-board computer (SBC) on Amazon and AliExpress, starting at US$119.99 for the version with 2 GB of RAM. Alternatively, the company has the 4 GB of RAM model in stock for US$134.39.
ASUS has equipped the Tinker Board 2S with a Rockchip RK3399 chipset that has two ARM Cortex-A72 cores, four ARM Cortex-A53 cores and an ARM Mali-T860 MP4 GPU. All RAM is LPDDR4 and is complemented by 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. Additionally, the SBC has four USB ports, a single HDMI 2.0 connection, RJ45 Gigabit LAN and an M.2-2230 slot populated by Bluetooth/Wi-Fi card.
Unsurprisingly, ASUS has also included a 40-pin GPIO, 22-pin MIPI DSI, 15-pin MIPI CSI-2, DC fan and RTC battery headers, among others. All these ports and headers fit on an 85 x 56 mm board, for reference. ASUS has published Android 10, Android 11 Beta and Debian images, which it hosts on its Tinker Board downloads page. The company has uploaded Tinker Board 2S documentation too and has opened a forum in which to discuss the SBC.