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Quartz64 Model B: PINE64 finally makes its SBC orderable with 4 GB of RAM

The Quartz64 Model B starts at US$59.99 with 4 GB of RAM. (Image source: PINE64)
The Quartz64 Model B starts at US$59.99 with 4 GB of RAM. (Image source: PINE64)
PINE64 now has stock of the Quartz64 Model B, a single-board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3566 chipset. Currently, the Quartz64 Model B only ships with 4 GB of RAM and also lacks built-in storage, although eMMC and microSD card expansion is available.

PINE64 has started selling the Quartz64 Model B, a single-board computer (SBC) that it announced over a year ago. To recap, while the Quartz64 Model B debuted in April 2021, PINE64 announced availability and pricing in March. For reference, PINE64 claimed that it would sell the SBC in 4 GB and 8 GB of RAM SKUs, both with Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 ac Wi-Fi connectivity.

However, the company still has not released the higher memory SKU. Instead, the Quartz64 Model B is only available with 4 GB of RAM. Also, while PINE64 describes the SBC as having optional eMMC storage, it does not offer any itself. Hence, the Quartz64 Model B ships without any built-in storage, although there is also microSD expansion.

As we have covered previously, the Quartz64 Model B relies on the Rockchip RK3566 SoC with four ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores, a Mali-G52 MP2 GPU and an NPU that offers up to 0.8 TOPS of AI performance. Incidentally, PINE64 claims that the Quartz64 Model B can run ARM versions of Arch Linux and Manjaro, among other operating systems. As it stands, the Quartz64 Model B is orderable for US$59.99; PINE64 only provides 30 days warranty and notes that the SBC is 'still in [an] early development stage.

(Image source: PINE64)
(Image source: PINE64)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-06- 7 (Update: 2022-06- 7)