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Micro Center® First North American Retailer to Offer ASUS® Tinker Board

HILLIARD, Ohio — Micro Center (, a leading national computer device and consumer electronics retailer headquartered in suburban Columbus, Ohio, announced that the 25 Micro Center stores from coast-to-coast will be the first retail stores in North America to offer the powerful new ASUS Tinker Board for sale.

ASUS Tinker Board is a single board computer (SBC) that is the ideal foundation for developing and building low-cost, great-performing computers that is only limited by the power of your imagination.  Offering impressive specifications and compatibility with leading SBC accessories, the highlights include:

  • HD/UHD video support – including H.264/H.265 decoding
  • 1.8GHz Rockchip® RK3288 SoC quad-core processor featuring the Mali-T764 GPU
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio
  • 2GB of Dual Channel DDR3
  • Bluetooth° 4.0 and On-board WiFi
  • ASUS TinkerOS (Debian-based Linux) & Android Support

Tinker Board standard features also include (4) USB2.0 ports, (1) HDMI out port, a microSD port, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a CSI port for a camera and a DSI port. The result is a near credit card sized computer that offers people freedom to tinker and apply their ingenuity to create platforms for a wide variety of uses.

“Micro Center is the leading retailer of Maker Products, offering over 2,000 unique products to give Makers and DIY enthusiasts a one-stop shopping venue for their needs,” said Kevin L. Jones, Micro Center Vice President – Merchandising. “We’re excited to be helping ASUS to successfully launch the Tinker Board.”

“ASUS is excited to partner with Micro Center to be the first North American retailer to offer Tinker Board. We believe Tinker Board is the next step in SBC devices, one that truly lets people display their inventiveness and fabricate an amazing variety of products,” said Vivian Lien, ASUS Chief Marketing Officer – ASUS North America.

About Micro Center
Micro Center operates twenty-five large computer and consumer electronics stores in major markets nationwide.  Founded in 1979 in Columbus, Micro Center is designed to satisfy the dedicated computer and consumer electronics customer.  Uniquely focused on computers and related products, Micro Center offers more computers and related items (more than 30,000 items in stock) than any other retailer.  Micro Center is passionate about offering a high level of customer service and pioneered 18-minute in-store pickup for online orders starting in 2009. Consumers can visit Micro Center’s 25 stores from coast-to-coast or for thousands of computer-related items, electronics and other technology products.

Micro Center stores are located in:
Atlanta (2), Baltimore, Boston, Chicago (2), Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York (5), Philadelphia, St. Louis, Washington, D.C.(2)

About ASUS
ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Its comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.