ODROID-GO Advance Black Edition is selling for $29.50 (Promo)

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.

ODROID-Go Advance Black Edition specifications:

  • 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
  • Battery
    • 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.

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15 Replies to “ODROID-GO Advance Black Edition is selling for $29.50 (Promo)”

        1. frostwork is right – when you put in your address and clear the “ship to different address” check box, the shipping gets recalculated. Unfortunately to New Zealand it’s still $24.31 shipping. I’ll pass.

  1. Very good offer but for Bulgaria the shipping is another $18 which makes it almost $50. I will probably also have to pay VAT on top so not interestered.
    I’ve often had this issue with Hardkernel. I like their products but expensive shipping makes me buy something on Ali instead.

  2. Tempting, but as other commenters have noted, shipping almost doubles the price.
    As an emulation & retro-gaming handheld, this is inferior to an old 3DS, PSP, or PSVita, which can each play games natively that emulation on lower-end ARM SoCs still struggles with, and emulate older systems. For running old PC games with box86, 480×360 is too low a resolution; you’d want at least 640×400 or 640×480 for that.

  3. A few days ago I was looking into buying this for a present for around $105. From Sweden because it is in EU already (and probably cheaper than buy it from Korea + shipping +VAT). Now I know better.
    Is Odroid Go Super worth $105 (already in EU)?

  4. Bought one: 41.55€ w/ shipping + 25.5€ of DHL tax handling.
    Pity hard kernel does not ship as letter for items below $30. ;o(

  5. So I ordered two Odroid Go Advance for $29,50 x 2 + $38 shipping to Sweden…
    Some time later I got the customs fees.
    $16 customs
    $28 VAT (calculated on item + shipping + customs)
    $13 administration fee

    In total I paid about $155 for two Odroid Go Advance delivered.
    Probably wouldn’t do it again.

    1. The $13 admin fee if probably by DHL or whatever courier. Cheaper shipping options do not have this fee, at least where I live. But I don’t think Hardkernel offers low cost shipping anymore due to lost packages.
      Is the $16 for customs the import duty or some other fee? If they count the import duty in the total for the VAT that would means taxing the tax…

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