Libre Computer's single-board computer Renegade Elite coming in August, Rockchip RK3399 in tow
Those who are looking for a Raspberry Pi alternative don't have that many choices lying around, and the Libre Computer Renegade is one of these few single-board computers to buy in 2018. However, this Rockchip RK3328-powered board that can be purchased starting at US$35 (with 1 GB of embedded storage) nowadays is expected to get a Rockchip RK3399 successor this summer.
Simply called Renegade Elite, the upcoming single-board computer comes with the following highlights: the hexa-core processor mentioned above, which uses two ARM Cortex-A72 cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, together with ARM Mali-T860 graphics, 4 GB RAM, eMMC 5.x interface for storage and microSD support, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 3 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB Type-C ports (both with DisplayPort support), an IR receiver, and a few more connectivity options.
The Libre Computer Renegade Elite board can run Android Oreo or Linux-based systems that use the 4.19 mainline kernel or later, as well as Linux builds based on the 4.4 kernel that were specifically made for the Rockchip processors. It should hit the market globally in August for a price of around US$45.
Those interested in this single-board computer should take a look at the (rather long) video embedded below. In this video, a Libre Computer employee shows all the company's boards currently available on the market and talks about their features and possible use cases.
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