New PINE64 Hardware for 2019 with Lukasz ErecinskiFeatures - January 30, 2019
Lukasz Erecinski joins us from PINE64 to unveil their new products for 2019. A new Pinebook Pro, a smart, open IP Camera called CUBE, the PineTab and PinePhone security-centric tablet and smartphone, plus a revamped Rock64, H64 and a retro gaming case. 2019 promises to be a very exciting year for PINE64.
Pine64's $200 Linux Pro Laptop Now Has US Keyboard LayoutNewsroom - January 22, 2020
Pine64's $200 Pinebook Pro Linux laptop is now available with a US keyboard (ANSI), and customers who pre-ordered theirs are receiving the first shipment now.
Unboxing the Pinebook Pro ANSI Edition with US Keyboard (PBP 1/3)Features - February 5, 2020
The Pinebook Pro ANSI Edition (US Keyboard) is here! Let's get into the box and get a first look at this stunningly beautiful $200 Linux laptop from PINE64.
Disassembling the Pinebook Pro (PBP 2/3)Features - February 5, 2020
Now that we have started using our Pinebook Pro, we may want to upgrade the eMMC, replace the built-in Linux distro, or even install an m.2 riser board on the integrated PCIe x4 port. So let's remove the ten screws and get a look at the inner components of PINE64's $200 Linux laptop.
Debian Linux: The Default OS on PINE64 Pinebook Pro (PBP 3/3)Features - February 5, 2020
Robbie feels right at home on any Debian-based distro, and the $200 Pinebook Pro Linux laptop from PINE64 comes with Debian pre-installed. Let's take a quick look at the distro that boots with your new ARM64 Rockchip RK3399 laptop from the company that brought us the RockPro64, Pinebook and the A64 single board computer.
PINE64 2020 Product Updates: Introducing a New SBC, CUBE is Back, and a NPU SOPINE ModuleNewsroom - February 5, 2020
PINE64 fell behind schedule last year since they were working so hard on exciting products such as the Pinebook Pro, PinePhone, PineTime and PineTab. They're getting on track for Q1/Q2 2020, and now we know what's to come -- including the new HardROCK64 single board computer.
Pinebook Pro Issues: How To Fix Boot and WiFi (June 2020)Features - June 3, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant PINE64 staff aren't allowed at the very factories that are manufacturing their products. QA/QC are not possible, and it's down to the factory to provide a working product. Regrettably with the latest run (May/June 2020) of Pinebook Pro notebook computers, there are two notable issues: WiFi not working, and an inability to boot. Luckily, both of these issues are an easy fix. So we'll show you how to correct them quickly, and get you up and running with your shiny new Pinebook Pro.
Installing Pinebook Pro Operating System on a microSD CardFeatures - June 10, 2020
The Pinebook Pro can boot and operate from an operating system installed on a microSD card. This means you can quickly and easily swap your "hard drive" in and out depending on what you need, or who is using the Pinebook Pro. It also means you can easily test a variety of distros without having to reinstall your main operating system. Robbie will show us how to obtain an operating system, and how to use (and say?) balenaEtcher to make a bootable microSD card for your Pinebook Pro laptop.
Pinebook Pro microSD Card Goes Read Only (Viewer Question)Features - July 1, 2020
Eduardo asks, "Hi. I would like to know if you have used the OS in the SD Card for a long time. I'm facing a problem where the card becomes read-only after 10 days. I've repeated the procedure twice, and I got the same result. I know the wearing problem, but I disabled the swap and firefox disk cache to reduce the wearing effect, but around ten days, the card becomes useless." Here's Robbie's reply.
Compile Debian 11 (Bullseye) on Pinebook Pro $200 Linux LaptopFeatures - September 16, 2020
When Daniel Thompson posted a script in the PINE64 forum to deploy a genuine upstream Debian Bullseye OS on the Pinebook Pro, the community took notice. Robbie walks us through the steps to deploy on a MicroSD card, and polls Twitter for which desktop environment he should choose. The poll results are in, and Robbie is frightened: Will this even work? Added Bonus: Robbie confirms that you can charge your Pinebook Pro with a standard USB-C phone charger.
RedHat has Killed CentOS, Debian Official ARM Support Installs Directly on Pinebook ProNewsroom - December 9, 2020
CentOS has ended in what some users are calling a "betrayal to the FOSS community." Red Hat announced it is severing support for the popular spinoff, and the CentOS team simultaneously said they're moving to a rolling release with their CentOS Stream distro. An alpha version of the Debian Installer for Buster's successor, Bullseye has added support for the Linux 5.9 kernel series, and improvements to the ARM64 architecture support. Along with that comes support for new ARM devices, including PINE64's Pinebook Pro and even the original $99 Pinebook.
Dual Screen Linux Laptop - Pinebook Pro from PINE64Features - March 19, 2021
We love multi-screen setups, but 'till now the thought of a multi-monitor laptop was out of reach. So we set out to see if the Pinebook Pro could function as a dual-screen Linux laptop! Robbie takes us through the project criteria for his dual-display notebook computer, special power requirements, and demonstrates the result.