Hot on the heels of the new Orange Pi Zero, Shenzhen Xunlong has launched the larger (but still small) and more powerful (but still low-power) Orange Pi PC 2.

The computer is a single-board PC and development board that sells for about $20. It’s basically the company’s answer to the Raspberry Pi 3 and an upgrade to last year’s Orange Pi PC.


Like a Raspberry Pi, the Orange Pi PC 2 is basically a credit card-sized computer, measuring 85mm x 55mm (about 3.3″ x 2.2″) and weighing 70 grams (2.5 ounces).

It has an Allwinner H5 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with Mali-450 graphics, 1gB Of RAM, and a microSD card slot that allows you to use cards with up to 64GB of storage.

Ports include HDMI 1.4, A/V, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports, and a micro USB port and an IR receiver that can be used with a remote control.

The computer also has developer-friendly features including a 40-pin, Raspberry Pi-compatible header that can be used for debugging, programming, or HAT expansion boards.

Shenzhen Xunlong plans to offer Android, Ubuntu, Debian, and Raspbian software images that are compatible with the board, although it doesn’t look like any of the images on the company’s download page are optimized for the Orange Pi PC 2 just yet.

via CNX Software


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