Feb 5, 2024 2 min read

'Orange Pi Neo' is an upcoming ultra-slim Linux-powered gaming handheld

A new Linux-powered gaming handheld PC looks to be on the way, rocking an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U.

Orange Pi Neo handheld

A new Linux-powered gaming handheld PC looks to be on the way, rocking an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U.

Hardware maker Orange Pi is gearing up to offer a new Linux-powered gaming handheld.

Information regarding this future 'Neo' portable was recently shared at FOSDEM 2024 in Brussels. This in-person event, which took place this past weekend, is aimed at developers working in the open-source space.

Holding the Orange Pi Neo handheld

The new device is seemingly something of a collaboration — Orange Pi look to be handling the hardware side of things, with Manjaro picking up software duties.

Manjaro is a popular Arch Linux distribution (similar to what's found on the Steam Deck), and one that Valve themselves suggest game developers without a dev-kit turn to. Orange Pi, established in 2005, has focused on offering "high quality, low-cost technology products from China".

This new handheld, is described as "ultra small and ultra slim" and boasts the "perfect blend of performance and aesthetics".

In terms of dimensions the device is just 19.9mm thick.

The Orange Pi Neo will be powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U. It sports a 7-inch 500 nits 16:10 screen, and has a refresh rate of 120Hz. It also appears to have trackpads.

As you can see, the device is expected to be available in either white or black colourways.

A full spec sheet is available on the Manjaro website — however it's worth noting that Orange Pi have yet to officially announce the device. All of the details we have so far come via the FOSDEM 2024 event, and the information shared via Manjaro.

As ever, we're always keen to hear about new handheld gaming PCs — especially a Linux-powered alternative to the Steam Deck.

Via: GamingOnLinux

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