A new addition to the community of single board computers is the Orange Pi PC 2. It is a Linux computer which packs a 64-bit quad-core CPU. It can run various Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian, and Android. The tiny computer is available for $20.
Here is another cheap Linux machine that you can add to your single board computer collection. The Orange Pi PC 2 is the new offering from Shenzhen Xunlong Software CO., Limited. Even though the tiny hacker board isn’t as cheap as the $4 VoCore2 Lite, its $20 price tag is justified by the hardware it packs inside. And, it also saves you $15 if you don’t want to go for the $35 Raspberry Pi 3.
The open source single board computer Orange Pi PC 2 is a great option for development purpose, IoT devices, and DIY projects. You can use it as a mini-computer, a wireless server, music and video player, etc. It takes power using a separate power connector despite the fact that it has a micro-USB port. The absence of WiFi and Bluetooth is a slight turndown but USB 2.0 ports can be used to add these things.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht