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Orange Pi Neo Handheld Gaming PC Starts at $499, Runs Manjaro Linux

The upcoming Orange Pi Neo is a Linux-powered handheld gaming PC that is going to start at $499. It features a 7-inch FHD+ display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and options for AMD Ryzen 7 7840U or Ryzen 7 8840U processors. Unlike some handheld gaming PCs that run Windows, or the Steam Deck running Valve’s SteamOS, the Orange Pi Neo will come with a version of Manjaro Linux designed for handheld use, alongside Steam Deck-like touchpads for navigation, called Manjaro Gaming Edition.

The specifications for the Orange Pi Neo are as follows:

  • Display: 7 inches, 1920 x 1200 pixels, 120 Hz, 500 nits
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 7840U with 8 Zen 4 CPU cores / 16 threads, 3.3 GHz–5.1 GHz, 15–30W TDP
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon 780M with 12 RDNA 3 GPU cores, Up to 2.7 GHz
  • RAM: 16GB or 32GB LPDDR5-6400, Dual Channel
  • Storage: 512GB up to 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, M.2 2280
  • OS: Manjaro Linux
  • Ports: 2 x USB4, 1 x 3.5mm audio, 1 x microSD
  • Wireless: WiFi 6E, BT 5.3
  • Input: Dual Touchpads, Dual Analog Sticks (RGB backlit), D-Pad, X, Y, A, B buttons, Shoulder triggers, Hall sensors, Dual 6-axis gyroscope
  • Audio: Stereo 1W speakers, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 50Wh
  • Charging: 65W USB-C GaN power adapter
  • Cooling: Fan and dual copper heat pipe cooler
  • Materials: Magnesium alloy, plastic, and glass
  • Colors: Black or white
  • Dimensions: 259 x 107 x 19.9mm

The Orange Pi Neo hails from a company known for its Linux-centric single-board computers, marking its entry into consumer devices. It’s positioned as a competitive option in the handheld gaming PC space, not only for its price and features but also for its potential flexibility and appeal to developers and hobbyists. The device is expected to ship in the first half of 2024, offering a new platform for those interested in a Linux-based gaming experience.

Source: Liliputing.