The company is better known for its low-cost Arm-based single board computers with Rockchip or Allwinner processors, but this time, they launched an accessory with a 14-inch display taking HDMI or USB Type-C input with up to 1920×1080 resolution.
Orange Pi portable monitor specifications:
- 14-inch a-Si TFT LCD
- Resolution – 1920×1080
- Refresh rate – 60 Hz
- Color – 262K, 45% NTSC
- Contrast – 700:1
- Viewing angles – 85°, 85°, 85°, 85° typical
- Video inputs
- 1x HDMI port for video and audio
- 2x USB Type-C ports for power, video, and audio (which standard is used, they don’t say)
- Audio – Stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Misc – Iron stand
- Dimensions – 325 x 204 x 8.5 to 15 mm
- Weight – 550 grams (net); 1.15 kg (gross)
- Materials – Rugged aluminum, metal, plastic
- Temperature Range – 0 to 40°C
- Humidity – 20-80% RH
The monitor ships with an HDMI cable, a US-type power adapter with a USB-C cable, and a stand. The Orange Pi portable monitor mainly stands out because of its low price, as it’s much cheaper than other such monitors. It does so by not including features such as touchscreen and battery, and it’s limited to 262K color instead of the more common 16M color scheme. Note the shipping fee and taxes like (VAT) are not included so depending on where you live the total price may end up close to $100.
The company is also selling a complete kit with the Orange Pi 800 keyboard PC, a webcam, a mouse, and the monitor for $159 plus shipping and taxes (after applying a $30 coupon valid until December 1st).
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.