The Raspberry Pi was able to inspire a wide range of open source Linux computer boards. Some of the most notable names include Orange Pi, Asus Tinker Board, Banana Pi, etc. Also from time to time, new and promising projects continue to appear at Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which promise to offer better quality at lower cost.
It was just recently discovered a similar project called La Frite. This mini open source computer is available for support and is set to release in November. The project has already passed the target of 10.000 dollars needed to proceed with production.
La Frite is a follow-up to the previous release of Le Potato's Libre Computer at $ 25. Manufacturers of La Frite have named their Raspberry Pi Zero product equivalent to Raspberry Pi 3.
The smallest form factor of the mini computer is coupled with backward compatibility with HATs and other form factors. You can take a look at the detailed specifications of La Frite below:
- Quad 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU Cores at 1.2GHz
- 2 Geometry + 3 Pixel ARM Mali-450 GPU Cores
- 512MB or 1GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
- 128Mb SPI NOR
- HDMI 1.4 with 1080P Output
- 100Mb Fast Ethernet
- USB 2.0 Host
- USB 2.0 OTG
- IR Sensor
About the operating system, Debian, Ubuntu, LibreELEC, Lakka Linux, RetroPie, Android Oreo and others run. It goes without saying that you can run other Linux distributions.
You can read all the details of the mini PC La Frite Linux on its page Kickstarter.