Orange Pi One is a $10 SFF PC with a Quad Core Processor
So you were surprised to know about Raspberry Pi when you did for the first time because they were selling computers for $35? How about the latest model of Orange Pi, who (despite their clearly borrowed name) are selling a mini quad-core PC for only $10.
Of course there are even cheaper small form factor PCs – even Raspberry Pi has a model that costs merely $5 – but this one is a quad-core, it is faster despite costing almost double that of a Raspberry Pi Zero.
So the processor is much faster, but that is not it. This SFF PC has an Ethernet jack as well as some aditional ports. Here are the specs:
- SoC – Allwinner H3 quad core Cortex A7 @ 1.2 GHz with an ARM Mali-400MP2 GPU up to 600 MHz
- System Memory – 512 MB DDR3
- Storage – micro SD card slot
- Video & Audio Output – HDMI with CEC support
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet
- USB -1x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB port (data only, not for power)
- Camera – CSI Interface
- Expansions – 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible header
- Debugging – 3-pin UART header for serial console (unpopulated)
- Misc – Power button; Power and status LEDs
- Power Supply – 5V/2A via power barrel
- Dimensions – 69mm × 48mm
- Weight – 36 grams
If and when you want to order Orange Pi One for yourself, you will be able to do it on AliExpress. Do keep in mind that the retailer charges an additional $4 in terms of shipping charges so that would make your total expenditure $14 – still not much for the specs it packs, right?