Nowadays, it’s highly probable that you have a smartphone in your pocket that’s more powerful than most laptops and desktop computers out there. Connecting a physical keyboard and a monitor to that phone so that you can do your work while you’re on the plane or train, for instance, is also a common scenario nowadays. All you need is a little tech magic involving a Chromecast and a few cables.
Since it’s highly uncomfortable to carry around an old model of monitor that weighs 5 kilograms, for instance, the idea of purchasing a portable monitor that can be attached to your smartphone surely becomes tempting rapidly. That’s why you could take into account the new offer coming from Orange Pi SBC.
The Orange Pi Portable Monitor costs about $70
Orange Pi has a new portable monitor for sale – it measures 14 inches, and it features an IPS display. The resolution is 1080p, and there’s also an LED-backlit IPS panel that features a refresh rate of 60Hz, and a 700:1 contrast ratio. There’s also a pair of speakers built into the monitor.
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The new monitor has been seen on AliExpress for an incredible price of about 70 bucks. What’s amusing is that you’ll also need to pay half that price in addition to the main price itself to get the product shipped from China to European countries.
Surely the new Orange Pi monitor doesn’t exactly have the kind of display that most people would prefer in 2022 for watching their favorite movies and TV shows. But if you don’t have high expectations from a monitor and you can be satisfied with what Orange Pi has to offer, you should definitely consider buying it.
However, it’s also not a good idea to connect just any smartphone to a portable monitor. Your phone should have a decent processor as well as enough RAM for that kind of task.