The Orange Pi 800 keyboard PC, launched as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi 400 last year with a Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core Cortex-A72/A53 processor and 4GB RAM, has gotten an upgrade to 128GB of eMMC flash instead of just 64GB.
The keyboard PC still comes with HDMI 2.0 and VGA video outputs, built-in speakers and microphone, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi 5 connectivity, a few USB ports, and a 78-key QWERTY keyboard, plus a 26-GPIO connector accessible without opening the device.
Orange Pi 800 specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core big.LITTLE processor with 2x Arm Cortex-A72 cores up to 1.8GHz, 4x Arm Cortex-A53 cores up to 1.4GHz, and an Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU
- System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4
- Storage – 128GB eMMC flash, microSD card slot
- Video Output
- HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60
- VGA port up to Full HD resolution
- 3.5mm audio (headphone+mic) jack
- Integrated speaker(s) and microphone
- Digital audio via HDMI
- 1x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port via YT8531C transceiver
- Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 LE
- Keyboard – 78-key QWERTY Keyboard
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port
- Expansion – 26-pin GPIO header
- Power Supply – 5V/4A via Type-C port
- Dimensions – 286 x 122 x 24mm
- Weight – 385 grams
Software support is still the same as the original announcement with Orange Pi OS (Android 12), Manjaro, Ubuntu, 22.04, and Debian 11, but they can now be found on the download page along with Android and Linux source code, a user manual, and software tools. There’s no Armbian support at all at this time due to the lack of a maintainer.
So besides the extra storage capacity, nothing has apparently changed. A Rockchip RK3588S upgrade would have been more interesting. What’s somewhat new since the launch in September 2022 is the choice of optional accessories that include the low-cost Orange Pi 14-inch portable monitor and Orange Pi-branded mouse and full HD webcam. While the (still available) original Orange Pi 800 (64GB) sells for $99, the Orange Pi 800 128GB goes for $108 plus shipping on Aliexpress or $9 more. Having said that the company recommends you purchase the 5V/4A power adapter in order to avoid powering issues. A full kit with all accessories including the portable display, mouse, webcam, and power adapter goes for $198.
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.