When comparing Pinebook vs PineBook Pro, the Slant community recommends PineBook Pro for most people. In the question“What are the best Notebooks based on ARM processors?” PineBook Pro is ranked 1st while Pinebook is ranked 5th.
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Pro Almost complete mainline linux support
Pro Very low price
Pro Many Linux flavours available and maintained
Archlinux, Manjaro, Debian, Armbian, Ubuntu, DietPi, NetBSD, Q4OS, AOSC ..
Pro Based on the PINE64 SBC
No custom made solution and reasonably well supported by the community.
Pro Great 1920 x 1080 Display
Non-glossy sharp display
Pro Several Linux distros to choose from
Pro Great matt 1920 x 1080 display
The display is matt and really good.
Pro Magnesium body
Gives the PineBook Pro a solid feel.
Pro Cclose integration of the community into development
A lot of Linux and software development is driven by the community. Even the Hardware is designed with community feedback.
Pro 4G RAM
A lot for an ARM SoC.
Pro Unbeatable price tag
Con 2GB RAM max