Orange Pi PC Launched For $15 With 1.6 GHz Quad-Core SoC
Raspberry Pi has some serious competition. Shenzhen Xunlong Software after launching the Orange Pi 2 priced at around $25 have now launched a more cost-effective version in the form of the Orange Pi PC available at $15.
The Orange Pi PC has a system based on the Allwinner H3 SoC powered by a Allwinner H3 (4x Cortex-A7 @ 1.6GHz) supported by an ARM Mali-400MP2 GPU up to 600 MHz. The Orange Pi PC is a new single board machine that is apparently compatible with the Raspberry Pi OS images and can also run standard Linux and Android. It has a system memory of 1GB DDR3 and supports MicroSD card storage up to 64GB. It also has a 40-pin expansion buses to the corresponding RPI interfaces.
Other specs of the Orange Pi PC include:
• Video Output – HDMI with CEC and HDCP support, AV port
• Audio I/O – HDMI, AV port, on-board microphone
• Connectivity – 10/100Mbit Ethernet
• USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
• Camera – CSI Interface
• Debugging – 3-pin UART header for serial console
• Misc – IR receiver, Power button, Power and status LEDs
• Power Supply – 5V/2A via barrel jack (micro USB OTG cannot be used to power the board).
• Dimensions – 85 x 55 mm (vs 93 x 60 mm for Orange Pi 2)
• Weight – 38 grams
The Orange Pi PC can be pre-ordered at AliExpress for $15.00 plus shipping (currently about $3.50 for delivery to the U.S.). For more details, you can visit OrangePi.org’s web page.