Single-board computers, created as an affordable solution for teaching programming, have been gaining widespread use in recent years. On their basis, enthusiasts collect portable game consoles, robots, home media centers and even mini-laptops, but not everyone needs the power of the Raspberry Pi. ASUS decided to release a competitor to the popular single-board microcomputer – Tinker Board, which is also focused on IT enthusiasts. The novelty is equipped with a Rockchip RK3288 processor with four ARM Cortex-A17 cores (1.8 GHz), Mali-T764 graphics and 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. For comparison, the Raspberry Pi 3 has only 1 GB of RAM, as well as the Broadcom BCM2837 processor with 4 × Cortex A53 and a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. In addition, the ASUS Tinker Board has: Micro SD card slot with support for UHS-I, four USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 2.0, gigabit Ethernet, DSI and CSI interfaces, 40 I / O pins, 3.5 mm audio jack, wireless modules Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR. The microcomputer is capable of supporting playback of 4K-video and high-resolution audio up to 24 bit / 192 kHz. The device receives power through the micro-USB port, and runs on Debian Linux with a Kodi player. Due to its advanced features, the price of a powerful new product is higher than that of the Raspberry Pi, and will be about $ 70.