The $20 Quad-Core Ubuntu PC: Orange Pi PC 2

Would you believe that you can purchase a 64-bit quad-core PC running Ubuntu for just $20? Because that is what the Orange Pi PC 2 single-board computer from Shenzhen Xunlong is selling for.

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This tiny device can be put to use in the software development, IoT projects and small home electronics, among other uses especially as a mini-PC for web browsing too.

To use this mini PC all you have to do is build a case for it and attach it to the back of a monitor and you’ll be good to go. The only thing you wouldn’t be able to do is run steam games and things of that nature.

This $20 board offers the following specs fresh out of the box:

  • Allwinner H5 quad core Cortex A53 processor
  • Mali-450MP4 GPU
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • HDMI out
  • 2x USB 2.0 slots
  • 1x USB OTG port
  • 3.5mm audio in/out jack
  • Micro SD card slot (up to 64GB)
  • 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible header
  • Built-in microphone
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Power button
  • IR receiver
  • Power and status LEDs

According to Shenzhen Xunlong, the $20 board will be available to use with an array of open-source Operating Systems (think Ubuntu).

Oh, and even though the product has “Pi” in its name it is not affiliated with the Raspberry Pi project.

Orange Pi PC 2 is available for purchase from AliExpress.

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