In a few years, the Raspberry Pi single-board have created a small but “fruitful” market niche, they are interested more and more fans among users and developers. Despite the cards belong to the lower-end of the market (you can buy them at around 30 euro), some companies have tried to produce competitor models with similar specs but at even lower prices. The you acknowledge because they adopt the same naming convention consists of a “fruit + Pi” as Banana and Orange Pi Pi for example.
And with the launch of Raspberry Pi Zero $ 5, could not miss the presentation of the Orange Pi Zero.
This board costs 6.99 dollars, so a few dollars more than the card that is inspired, but it is a potentially more versatile solution. In just 52 x 46 mm (26 grams) is everything you need to build a computer, or nearly so, since there is a video connector, but can be easily replaced by a 13-pin header. The Mini PC is equipped with a quad-core Allwinner H2 processor (ARM Cortex A7) with graphic Mali-400MP2 and 256GB of RAM, which can optionally upgrade to 512MB. On board, there is a slot for microSD cards for storage and a USB 2.0 full-size, a microUSB OTG, WiFi 802.11n and Ethernet 10/100.
Orange Pi Zero also integrates a header GPIO for Raspberry Pi B + and a 13-pin header that supports TV output, a microphone, two USB 2.0 and other compatible connectors. You can already buy it in some Asian online shop.