Just as desktops replaced computers that used to fill an entire room, and laptops, tablets, and smartphones have pushed desktops aside, single-board computers are now in a position where they can take over tasks from other devices.
And they're cheap.
Orange Pi has a new single-board quad-core 64-bit computer capable of running Android 4.4, Ubuntu, Debian, Banana Pi, and Raspberry Pi images called the Orange Pi PC 2.
Here are the specs:
- Quad-core 64-bit Cortex-A53
- High-performance hexa-core Mali450 GPU
- 1GB DDR3
- Gigabit Ethernet
- HDMI with support for HDCP
- Three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 2.0 OTG
- IR receiver
What you can get this board to do is pretty much only limited by your imagination. Turn it into a tiny computer, or a wireless router, or a wireless speaker, or even a remote weather station.
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