Shenzhen Xunlong Software, better known under the Orange Pi brand, has launched a 14-inch Full HD portable monitor for $59 plus shipping on Aliexpress, or a little more on Amazon.
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).
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20 Replies to “Orange Pi launches 14-inch portable monitor for $59”
It can be perfect for use as a console for home servers and for testing SBCs. I’ve been using a tiny portable 848×600 multi-standard 5″ display but it’s barely readable because it presents higher resolutions and boards tend to select a higher resolution which gets scaled down by hardware. This one could work at the resolution it advertises.
The Orange Pi 14-inch display is $65.99 on Amazon, which is normal. It’ll be a bit higher because if you are in the U.S. (like me) shipping is probably “free”. Unfortunately it ships from Shenzhen, which can take a while. And yeah, there’s really no such thing as “free” shipping. One way or another, you still end up paying for it.
What about this instead? If you have a bit more space and VESA mount compatibility is important, for around the same price ($69.99 Cyber Monday?, $99.99 list with “free” U.S. 4-5 day shipping) you can get a 22-inch HD (1080p) 75Hz VA (vertical alignment) monitor.
* References (Amazon links below are non-affiliated.): (CNXSoft here: deleted duplicate and changed the remaining one to an affiliated link :))
1. Orange Pi 14 Inch Portable Monitor, 1080P HD Resolution Dual Speakers Multi-Functional Interface IPS LED Backlight Display Panel Compatible with PS3/PS4/ PS5, X-Box, Switch, 800 $65.99.
2. What Is a VA or SVA Display?
TL;DR: VA stands for vertical alignment and is a a type of LED (a form of LCD) panel display technology. VA panels are characterized as having the best contrast and image depth among the other main types of display panels, TN (twisted nematic)and IPS (in-plane switching), but also the longest response times.
3. KOORUI 22 Inch Computer Monitor, FHD 1080P VA Desktop Display, 75HZ Ultra Thin Bezel/Eye Care/Ergonomic Tilt, HDMI VGA Ports LED Monitor for PC, VESA 4.3 out of 5 stars 699 ratings List: $99.99, Prime: $69.99 (Cyber Monday?)
Recently I bought similar display (1024×600 7″ IPS touch, 44$, 2$ shipping). I have “home server” on upper shelf near ceiling. Use case is simple: I have monitors, but when I have issues with “server” from time to time I must pull it from there and bring to my desk with PC and monitors. I don’t see myself with 22″ full size monitor + keyboard on ladder near ceiling, but with 7″ it very handy.
And yes, all portabe things cost more than “static” ones.
even better solution, usb grabber with hdmi input + smartphone, costs ~5-10usd and is more portable
That’s what I’ve started to use recently when debugging x86 boards on my desk, and yes it’s reasonably convenient. You must resist the temptation to use the laptop keyboard however 😉
I value small screens for exactly the same use cases!
Lots of people are updating small HD TV and moniters, pop along to your secondhand store that gives a warranty or ask for one FREE on Freecycle or a similar site in your country. Help reduce electronic waste. EBay is flooded with warranted secondhand monitors.
Seconded. I try to buy good quality second hand monitor if cheap enough.
50+ bucks shipping to EU (for the kit) 39$ for the display only – cool – NOT
any idea what would be the power draw of this display?
Just a few watts, they work over USB. Having seen one in the past, it was not very bright but quite OK.
Bummer, that shipping absolutely kills the deal. Plenty of other options in the $100 ish range this becomes once that is included.
Power, Video and Audio over single (1) USB-C cable possible?
Costs the $115 incl shipping and VAT delivered here. That’s almost double the monitor price 🙁
Funny how the price of the monitor itself changes based on which country you use as destination. For high tax and shipping countries i see $59, and up to ~$73 for other countries without tax or lower shipping fees.
So the price of $59 isn’t valid for all the countries as far as i could see!
you’ve lost me at 45% NTSC.
we wan’t 100% sRGB 300+ nits IPS panel 🙂
I followed the link to AliExpress and the price was €71 plus €34 p&p. So roughly $110. A long way from $59 and more than the cost of a full size monitor bought locally
Here 58 + 31, so round about 90$ then the risk to pay another 30 tax and postal fees on import…
No more interesting unfortunately
It’s around 100 USD with shipping in the US, I think. Yeah you could get a full sized monitor for around that or a little more. The attraction of this thing is that it’s portable, without being too small. Add a powerbank and it turns your pi into a laptop replacement.
Buying a TFT LCD in 2022 is not the best idea