Hello all! It has been quite some time since I have had time to write on my blog. If you have read any of my other blogs on this site you probably know that I love Linux. I love tinkering with it and I love that it is so flexible that I can do almost anything with it. It can run on so many different platforms. It runs on desktops, servers, embedded devices, mini pc’s and many others. One thing I have always wanted is a Linux laptop. Most of what I was looking at was laptops that could double as workstations. They were very powerful and expensive. That is not something I could afford right now. I googled cheap Linux laptop and did some searching and found the Pine64 Pinebook. I thought it was very interesting. I had loved the Raspberry Pi. I have a few of those laying around for other projects that I am working on. They also produce a laptop and a mini pc type computer used mainly for learning, but they can also be used for many other projects like media centers, mini wifi camera’s and many other things.
To compare this to a Dell laptop, or a Macbook would just be stupid. They have much more powerful processors, graphics engines, and much more RAM. However, to compare it to something like a Chromebook at their prices, I would take the Pinebook over the Chromebook any day. I would take it over the Pi-top as well because the Pi-top is so much more expensive. The pi-top does have other advantages over the Pinebook, like modularity, but at the price of the Pinebook I would say I would take the Pinebook. I don’t have anything against the Raspberry Pi…I own many of them myself, but this little laptop suits my needs just fine. Heck, I even wrote this blog with my Pinebook. If you read this and are considering the Pinebook. I would recommend purchasing it and I hope you do.