Close

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    DF Moderator piggzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,198
    Thanks
    2,712
    Thanked:        1,413
    Karma Level
    273

    Default Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Thought this was the best section to post in. May interest some of you.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Asus 4K powerful Rasp alternative. More RAM, more power etc

  2. #2
    DF Admin maltloaf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Hereford, Here
    Posts
    16,019
    Thanks
    945
    Thanked:        1,245
    Karma Level
    1355

    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Nice kit but too expensive.

    The Pi is pretty much bang on as regards price vs horsepower vs flexibility I think. £50 buys you a complete kit inc psu and case.

    I reckon if Asus had stayed below the £45 barrier (which I'm sure they could have) then they would sell bucket loads of them, but at £55 plus all the needed extras people will just buy a Pi
    Facebook: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Garmin Connect: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Strava: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Surface Pro 4 i5
    iMac 21.5" 2.7GHz Core i5 8GB
    Samsung S8 plus
    iPhone 7 plus 128GB
    IPad Pro 9.7" WiFi 128GB
    iPad Air WiFi + Cellular 16GB

  3. #3
    DF Moderator piggzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,198
    Thanks
    2,712
    Thanked:        1,413
    Karma Level
    273

    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Yes I noticed after posting that the £45 quoted was ex VAT.

    I really like the look of it and as I personally have always found ASUS gear to be solid and reliable I am still possibly tempted... not sure. As you say it is just that little bit too much

  4. #4
    DF Admin maltloaf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Hereford, Here
    Posts
    16,019
    Thanks
    945
    Thanked:        1,245
    Karma Level
    1355

    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Well if you want 4k then you'll probably have to go for the Asus but I think once you factor in the extras you need to buy such as psu, case, storage etc, you're looking close to £100. You're heading towards dedicated TV box territory then or even small form factor PCs.

    malty
    Facebook: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Garmin Connect: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Strava: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Surface Pro 4 i5
    iMac 21.5" 2.7GHz Core i5 8GB
    Samsung S8 plus
    iPhone 7 plus 128GB
    IPad Pro 9.7" WiFi 128GB
    iPad Air WiFi + Cellular 16GB

    Thanks to maltloaf

    piggzy (23rd January 2017) 


  5. #5
    DF Moderator piggzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,198
    Thanks
    2,712
    Thanked:        1,413
    Karma Level
    273

    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    I think you are right. Great idea just not the right price point. Will keep an eye out for second hand in a few months time ;-)

  6. #6
    DF VIP Member
    Mystical_2K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Sunnyvale
    Posts
    4,636
    Thanks
    1,164
    Thanked:        957
    Karma Level
    671

    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    if they could have price-matched the Pi (or close to it) then I think they would have a great product that people would want but its too expensive at the moment for an impulse purchase
    most people I know who got a Pi originally bought it because it was cheap and looked fun, not many had a definite plan of what they wanted to do with it
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

  7. #7
    DF Moderator EvilBoB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    6,351
    Thanks
    581
    Thanked:        619
    Karma Level
    566

    Default Re: Asus alternative to the Rasp PI

    Not sure why but they have confirmed it will not run Netflix 4K but will do h264 etc. okay - so Kodi would benefit

    Don't think I'll bother though. My Pi3 is more than adequate for it's purpose.
    DF Moderator
    XBox One | Panasonic 4k | MS Surface Pro 3 | 3DSXL | WiiU | RPi3
    XBL : TheSumOfAllEvil

Similar Threads

  1. Rasp pi2 Amiga Emulator
    By dainese in forum Raspberry Pi
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 16th October 2017, 09:51 AM
  2. Best alternative to Sky?
    By chizh in forum Digital Satellite TV
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 4th October 2014, 09:57 AM
  3. vu+ box alternative
    By freerider2010 in forum Digital Satellite TV
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 9th October 2013, 10:53 AM
  4. Sky+ Alternative
    By Crilly in forum Digital Satellite TV
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27th March 2006, 09:31 AM
  5. Possible BBA alternative?
    By Spike2k1 in forum Nintendo Consoles
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23rd October 2003, 10:54 AM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •