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The Orange Pi NEO is an exciting looking gaming device, following in the footsteps of the Steam Deck being powered by Linux. Recently the price was revealed, and the Manjaro Linux head Philip Müller did a talk on it.

This is the first time I've seen Orange Pi themselves actually posting about it publicly (at least in the West). Most of the communication on this has been from the Manjaro Linux team directly so far, and the video mostly goes over what has already been announced about it. Still, it's nice to see an increasing presence for the upcoming release.

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A reminder on the specifications to expect from it:

Screen 7-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200, WUXGA) 16:10, 500nits Brightness, 120Hz Refresh Rate
RAM 16GB/32GB LPDDR5 (6400MHz dual channel)
Dimensions 259mm*107mm*19.9mm
Triggers Linear Hall Trigger
Ports 2x USB 4.0 Type-C, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, 1x TF card slot
BT / WiFI BT5.3, Wifi 6E
Cooling Turbo Large Fan, Dual Copper Pipes + Aluminium Alloy Cooling Fans, extra large air vents + customised cooling system and air ducts with a subtle design
Colour White/Black
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
Storage 512GB-2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD (2280)
Battery 50WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-polymer battery
Joysticks Hall Sensing Joystick with RGB Lighting
Gyro Dual 6-axis gyroscopes
Audio 2x 1W dual panoramic speakers

The device will be split across a Ryzen 7840U model at $499 USD and a Ryzen 8840U at $599 USD. There's no set release date on it yet, will let you know when they do announce that.

More on the official site.

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damarrin Apr 8
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It's a terrible presentation. The guy not being a great speaker doesn't help.

No screws on the outside, because those tiny screw holes look so bad! Said noone ever. So, you have to damage the case to open it? Fsck that.

They talk about cooling well, but they don't talk about fan noise, a crucial element in a handheld.

Large battery and 4 hours battery MAX??? Wow.

A lot of technical details which are largely irrelevant and not addressing any usability key points.

I wish them all the best, but I wonder if they are able to get back their R&D costs. I see Windows appearing on it very soon to try and appease the mass market.
Sorry, but this presentation feels a lot like they took the German Manjaro guy, and forced him to present slides that were originally written in Chinese and translated to English via Google Translate. The horrible AI voice in the advertisement video at the beginning of the presentation doesn't help it either.

I love the Denglish though: "Millimeter-Quadrat".
Quoting: soulsourceSorry, but this presentation feels a lot like they took the German Manjaro guy, and forced him to present slides that were originally written in Chinese and translated to English via Google Translate. The horrible AI voice in the advertisement video at the beginning of the presentation doesn't help it either.

I love the Denglish though: "Millimeter-Quadrat".

I was wondering why they didn't include any of the speaker's speech in this one that came out earlier... https://youtu.be/fxgxD7hClBc
Tuxee Apr 8
Why a 1920x1200 120Hz display? I mean you can always turn down the resolution. But my Lenovo T14 sports exactly the same APU, memory configuration and display resolution (at 60Hz) - and let me tell you: At FHD most games are far from "smoothly playable".
It's a calm OK presentation but did he say the boot process is 2 minutes? Shouldn't he probably have said the initial setup process is 2 minutes or something along those lines? Or is the actual BOOT as long as 2 minutes!?
Matombo 6 years Apr 8
Is it just me or is the initial feature trailer not just read but also written by ai?
Pengling Apr 8
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Quoting: TuxeeWhy a 1920x1200 120Hz display?
Because bignums. And clearly it doesn't help the battery-life, as predicted in previous threads on this device.
ahoneybun Apr 8
I'm not a big fan of Manjaro but I'm glad to see more Linux OSes on gaming hardware!
artixbtw Apr 8
This hurts to watch. Hopefully there will be some proper work done next time on presenting the device on... English language.

Some of those slides don't even feel like the marketing team understands gaming.


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elmapul Apr 9
so, they show an video with a few details then the guy on stage repeat the same details... what is the point?


Quoting: buckysrevenge
Quoting: soulsourceSorry, but this presentation feels a lot like they took the German Manjaro guy, and forced him to present slides that were originally written in Chinese and translated to English via Google Translate. The horrible AI voice in the advertisement video at the beginning of the presentation doesn't help it either.

I love the Denglish though: "Millimeter-Quadrat".

I was wondering why they didn't include any of the speaker's speech in this one that came out earlier... https://youtu.be/fxgxD7hClBc

at least this one looks more like an ad, but the music is bad and the audio quality is also bad or its my headphone ?
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