When the original Raspberry Pi launched in 2012 it seemed crazy that a fully-functional computer could be priced at just $35… even if it had a relatively slow processor and other anemic specs.

These days there’s no shortage of dirt cheap single-board computers. The Raspberry Pi team even sells a new $5 version. But if you’ve got a few more dollars to spend, the new $10 Orange Pi One looks like an interesting alternative.

For twice the price of a Raspberry Pi Zero, the Orange Pi One features a faster processor, additional ports, and an Ethernet jack.

It’s available for order one from AliExpress. Note that shipping to the US brings the total price to $14… which is still not a lot of money for a computer.

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The Orange Pi One features an Allwinner H3 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, ARM Mali-400MP2 graphics, 512MB of RAM, and a microSD card slot for storage.

It has HDMI output, 10/100 Ethernet support, a USB 2.0 port, a micro USB port, a 40-pin Raspberry Pi-compatible header, a camera interface, and a few GPIO pins.

Like other Orange Pi computers, the new $10 model should be able to run Android or a variety of Linux-based operating systems including Raspbian, Ubuntu, and Debian.

via CNX-Software

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