I’m looking for an SBC (single board computer) that can run Debian to use as a webserver.

Maximum budget is €100 (120 $ / 85 £)


  • Gigabit ethernet (it’s going to be a webserver)
  • At least 1 USB port (2.0+)
  • Can boot via USB
  • Can run Debian out of the box (‘native’ Debian, can be an official port like Debian ARM64, but not ports like Armbian or Raspbian)


  • At least 1 video out port: (mini) HDMI, (mini) DP, DVI or VGA to access the terminal in case something goes wrong in the network and I can’t use SSH to get in)
  • Capable of being powered through USB (micro) socket
  • Ethernet not going over USB controller

Orange Pi Plus 2

$49 (USD) on AliExpress

It has:

  • 10/100/1000M Ethernet RJ45
  • Four USB 2.0 HOST, one USB 2.0 OTG
  • Support for Android, Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian Image
  • Supports HDMI output with HDCP

There might be other models (there is a slew of 'em) that fit the bill with more or less feature that you might want. This particular one has good power and features but might be overkill.

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