New $29 Pine64 takes on Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3

Raspberry Pi’s new Compute Module 3 has serious competition coming its way from the maker of the Pine64 board computer.

The new SOPINE A64 64-bit computing module is a smaller version of the popular $ 15 Pine64 computer.

It was announced the same week as the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, which is a smaller version of the popular namesake board, was released.

At $ 29, the SOPINE A64 roughly matches the price of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, which ranges from $ 25 to $ 30. The new SOPINE will ship in February, according to the website.

The SOPINE A64 can’t operate as a standalone computer like the Pine64. It needs to be plugged in as a memory slot inside a computer.

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