Hardkernel is having a “Black Friday” sale for the ODROID-Go Advance Black Edition portable game console that is now selling for $29.50, or exactly half of the normal price ($59.00), with either the transparent or black enclosure.
As a reminder, the OGA Black Edition is a Linux console powered by a Rockchip RK3326 quad-core Arm Cortex-A35 processor coupled with 1GB RAM and a 3.5-inch display. This model builds on the earlier ODROID-Go Advance model by adding a WiFi & Bluetooth module, a USB-C port for charging, as well as some extra buttons.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3326 quad-core Arm Cortex-A35 processor @ 1.3GHz with Mali-G31 MP2 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3L @ 786Mhz, 32 Bits bus width
- Storage – 16MB SPI Flash for bootloader, Micro SD Card slot (UHS-1 Capable interface)
- Display – 3.5″ 320×480 TFT LCD (Wide-viewing angle display, MIPI-DSI interface)
- Audio – 3.5mm earphone stereo jack, 0.5Watt 8Ω Mono speaker
- Connectivity – 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n WiFI 4 via ESP-WROOM-32 module (40~50Mbps with iperf)
- USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port
- Input Buttons – F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, A, B, X, Y, Direction Pad, Left Shoulder, Right Shoulder, Analog joystick, R2, L2
- Expansion – 10-pin header with I2C, GPIO, IRQ at 3.3Volt
- 3.7V/3000mAh Li-Polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of continuous game playing time
- Charging time – 2.5 to 3 hours when the device turns off. 4 to 5 hours while playing games.
- Power Supply – 5V/1.5A via USB Type-C port (not USB-PD compatible, and no data)
- Power consumption – Game emulation: 250~350mA, Power off: 0.1mA
- Dimensions – 155x72x20 mm
- Weight – 170 grams
The game console is sold as a kit which adds to the fun. Once you’ve assembled the device, and flash the Ubuntu 18.04 image, you’ll be able to play a wide variety of games through emulators for Atari, GameBoy, MegaDrive, NES, PCEngine, Sega CD, PlayStation Portable (PSP), and many more.
Sometimes heavily discounted hardware means a new version is coming out, but we’ll have to see as the ODROID Go Super with a 5-inch display is still available for the same $80 price tag.
Thanks to theguyuk for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.