Libre Computer La Frite Announced

Libre Computer makes several awesome single-board computers (SBCs). Among them, there's the Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC Renegade, the Le Potato, and now the La Frite. Libre Computer launched a Kickstarter for the latest SBC in its lineup, the La Frite. Learn more about the Libre Computer La Frite, from specs to crowdfunding, and more!

Libre Computer La Frite Single-board Computer

The Libre Computer La Frite is based on the same architecture as its Le Potato. You'll find fantastic features like 1080p video output, H.265 and H.264 with VP9 decoding, and tons of operating system (OS) support. The Libre Computer La Frite can run the likes of Linux, Android Oreo, Kodi, RetroArch, RetroPie, and LibreELEC. 

According to its Kickstarter page, the La Frite is basically a Raspberry Pi 3 in a Raspberry Pi 0 form factor. In GeeBench tests, Libre Computer claims its La Frite beat the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. But it maintains a smaller form factor than the Pi 3. 

You'll find a 512MB variant and 1GB model as well. There's a GPIP header, HDMI out, DDR4, and ARM Mali GPU. Since it runs everything from Ubuntu to Lakka and Android, use cases are nearly limitless. Still, because of its low power draw and tiny footprint, even for a SBC, the Libre Computer La Frite is ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) uses. 

Pricing tiers are as follows for its Kickstarter campaign:
  • Small order of fries: La Frite 512MB, $10 USD
  • Large order of fries: La Frite 1GB, $15 USD
  • Small meal with fries: La Frite 512MB with 8GB eMMC, 2.5A PSU, HDMI cable, $30
  • Small meal with large fries: La Frite 1GB with 8GB eMMC, 2.5A PSU, HDMI cable, $35
Libre Computer La Frite specs:
  • Quad 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (1.2GHz)
  • ARM Mali-450 GPU Cores
  • 512MB or 1GB DDR4 (2400MHz)
  • 128Mb SPI NOR
  • HDMI output with 1080P support
  • Ethernet port
  • USB 2.0 Host
  • USB 2.0 OTG
  • IR Sensor
Overall, the Libre Computer La Frite is a tiny yet powerful single-board computer. With tons of OS compatibility, the La Frite should be suitable for loads of maker projects. 

Will you be snagging a Libre Computer La Frite? What SBCs are you using? 

Richard Elliot

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