A Pi of a different flavour

Even the Raspberry Pi has been copied. This one out of China is the Orange Pi and from the website it says it is compatible with Raspberry Pi software and distributions.

From the pictures it certainly resembles a Raspberry Pi, but the top model, the Orange Pi 2 Plus sports a Quad core ARM Cortex A7 1.6 GHz processor and 2GB of onboard RAM. It also includes a Gigabit network adapter, onboard Wifi and a handy on / off switch.

Several models of the Orange Pi are available and seem to replicate what’s on offer from the Raspberry Pi organisation.

For more information checkout the Orange Pi website at – http://www.orangepi.org/

And here’s the Orange Pi from a top and bottom view