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Author Topic: Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2  (Read 1391 times)

phi2008

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Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2
« on: May 27, 2016, 08:54:22 PM »


Are we close to having ARM computers given away with boxes of cornflakes? Probably.  :o
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Re: Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 01:07:32 PM »

An Orange Pi PC arrived today from China, ordered on AliExpress on the 30th May(TopCashback give 5% discount) - be warned that the seller actually puts the real purchase price on the customs declaration. I didn't get any fees but larger orders might incur import VAT and the truly laughable Royal Mail handling fee(8).  :-\
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Re: Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 06:11:29 AM »

Spent some time faffing around with it last night, it has a USB connector which can't be used for power so(after seeing a blog post) I soldered a couple of pins together so it could be used(I was too cheap to buy a power jack). Then had some trouble getting the distro to work(OrangePI-PC_Ubuntu_Vivid_Mate.img) - properly valid distro images give a red led(plus ethernet lights), invalid have no red light. Then had some trouble getting the HDMI to work, ended up using the script.bin.OPI-2_1080p50_hdmi option from scriptbin_kernel.tar.gz - that was the only option I could find that gave me a display on my HD TV and my 1920x1200 Hanns.G monitor.

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WesBez7

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Re: Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 09:47:32 AM »

The Raspberry Pi is better in terms of support and the community behind it. Far less painful. The Diet-pi is a good lightweight distro and has some very useful optimised software. http://dietpi.com
http://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5#p5
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Re: Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 12:33:56 PM »

I know, the posted video review makes that point, I have a Rasp Pi ... this is 10 delivered and worth exploring ...
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WesBez7

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Re: Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2016, 06:06:23 PM »

8 handling fee. Basically another orange pi.
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phi2008

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Re: Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2016, 01:46:05 AM »

8 handling fee. Basically another orange pi.

As I explained in a previous post, mine was $15 delivered from AliExpress(about 10) - with no handling fee. If people place orders of higher values(over 15) they may be likely to incur import VAT and a handling fee.


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WesBez7

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Re: Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 01:51:37 AM »

Hey man I'm not raining on your parade. Just an observation. Variety is the spice of life.
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Re: Orange Pi One vs Raspberry Pi 2
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 02:57:22 AM »

You implied there was an additional 8 charge, so obviously since I had already stated there wasn't, I'm going to correct you - it has nothing to do with "my parade" I simply ordered a 10 computer(prompted by the EEV Blog review) to play around with - if the company went bust tomorrow it would be of zero consequence to me. You seem to be more invested in this topic than me ... ::)
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