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.


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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Martins Okoi
Computer Science enthusiasts with a passion for learning new things. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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