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Pine H64 Model B: The updated Raspberry Pi alternative that starts at US$25

The Pine H64 Model B starts at US$25 with the 3 GB RAM version currently available for US$48.95. (Image source: Ameridroid)
The Pine H64 Model B starts at US$25 with the 3 GB RAM version currently available for US$48.95. (Image source: Ameridroid)
The Pine H64 Model B succeeds the Model A and adds onboard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Raspberry Pi competitor starts at US$25 and is now based on a Rock64 footprint.

The Raspberry Pi has spawned numerous competitors since its first release over seven years ago with manufacturers like Pine64 undercutting the popular single-board computer on price while offering more features. The company first announced the H64 Model B in January at FOSDEM 2019 and now it is available to order on Ameridroid.

The H64 Model B succeeds the Model A and is now based on the smaller Rock64. Pine64 has included onboard Bluetooth and 802.11 n Wi-Fi, while the Model B can be configured with up to 3 GB RAM. The single board computer is equipped with an Allwinner H6 SoC just like its predecessor along with two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.0 Type-A port and two 20-pin Pi2 GPIO headers. There is Gigabit Ethernet, 128 MB of SPI flash and an HDMI port too.

The Model B is not currently available to order on Pine64, but Ameridroid is currently selling the 2 GB RAM version for US$38.95 and the 3 GB RAM model for US$48.95. Pine64 promises to release a 1 GB variant too, which should retail for US$24.95, which would be around US$10 cheaper than the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. All three H64 Model B models are compatible with most single-board computer accessories too.

The Pine H64 Model B (Image source: Ameridroid)
The Pine H64 Model B (Image source: Ameridroid)
The Pine H64 Model B (Image source: Ameridroid)
The Pine H64 Model B (Image source: Ameridroid)
The Pine H64 Model B (Image source: Ameridroid)
 
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Alex Alderson, 2019-03- 5 (Update: 2019-03- 6)
Alex Alderson
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I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.