March 25, 2024

Orange Pi Neo Price Revealed, 7840U for $499, 8840U, $599.

Orange Pi has revealed the pricing for their Orange Pi Neo handheld, that being $499 for the 7840U variant and $599 for the 8840U!

Orange Pi has finally revealed the pricing for their Orange Pi Neo Linux handheld! We received a website on the device as well as a Q&A last month, in the Q&A, the developers said they were aiming to price the device at the lower end of the Steam Deck pricing range, something which many, myself included, thought would be difficult when the device holds a new Ryzen 7 chip inside.

However, I’m very happy to be proven wrong, given that the prices for the device were just announced, that is $499 for the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U variant and $599 for the AMD Ryzen 7 8840U variant.

Image Credit: Taki Udon

The pricing is pretty exceptional when most of the Orange Pi Neo’s competition tends to price their handhelds around the $700 mark. Orange Pi is definitely undercutting the competition here, one way how they managed it is likely due to using Manjaro Linux as their core, instead of Windows 11, thus saving on licensing fees.

I have to say as well, I’m kind of digging that white Orange Pi Neo on the right side. When previously shown, the white Orange Pi Neo was simply… white. The orange accents on it really make it stand out and make it look more like a real product as opposed to a concept.

In case you missed it in our previous article on the Orange Pi Neo, here’s a basic rundown of the specs of this device:

  • 7″ 1920×1200 16:10 LCD Panel, capable of 500 nits brightness and 120Hz Refresh Rate.
  • AMD Ryzen 7 7840U or 8840U
  • 16 or 32GB of 6400MHz LPDDR5 RAM
  • 512GB – 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe
  • 50Whrs battery
  • 2x USB-C Ports, one on top, one on the bottom.
  • 3.5mm Headphone/AUX jack on top.
  • Micro SD Card Slot on the bottom.
  • WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3

Recently, we’ve also gotten a look at the software running on the device, including an overlay that users can pop out to handle things such as TDP and controller settings, here’s a peek:

The last we heard, Orange Pi is still targeting a Q2 2024 release for the Orange Pi Neo, so hopefully we’ll see this device in our hands within the next 3 months. We’re very happy to see another take on a handheld, and finally see a Linux device making use of the 7840U/8840U APUs from AMD.

What do you think? Are you surprised by how affordable this handheld seems to be? Let us know in the comments below!

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Oliver Stogden

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