Orange Pi released (opens in new tab) Portable monitor perfectly designed for use with the Orange Pi 800 (opens in new tab) All-in-one computer. The screen is cheaper than many other portable monitors, and there may be a reason for that.
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The 14-inch screen has 1080p resolution and a pair of built-in speakers. LED-backlit IPS panel with 60Hz refresh rate, 700:1 contrast ratio and built-in metal stand on the back. There’s an HDMI port and two USB-C ports for supplying screen power and video feeds, and you can also connect headphones using the 3.5mm socket.
Where the screen falls off is its color response, in a world where 24-bit or 16 million is more common, it can only display 45% of the NTSC color gamut (18-bit or 262,000 colors). People using the screen for office tasks, emails, or coding may barely notice it.When trying to watch movies or stream TV on the device, shadow detail can be lacking. Overall lifeless. The screen probably uses dithering to simulate a wider response, but this level of response is unusual for his IPS screens, indicating it’s a budget model.
Still, it’s nice to see an SBC maker like the Orange Pi making inroads, and the screen should look great when paired with the company’s Raspberry Pi 400. (opens in new tab)– Run new, like 800 models Android-based OS (opens in new tab) (Fully supports Google Play Store) Very similar to Windows 11, with options coming soon to mimic MacOS. It looks very good and I hope it will be released for more Arm powered boards.
The new screen of Orange Pi is AliExpress (opens in new tab) $59 + tax and shipping at time of writing, expected delivery early January, or $65.99 + delivery Amazon (opens in new tab)Also available bundled with Orange Pi 800. Orange Pi OS is currently only compatible with Orange Pi 400 (although Orange Pi 5 SBC will be supported soon). From the Orange Pie website (opens in new tab).