Small is beautiful… and cheap

Apparently, there’s a new trend in computing; people are beginning to build ultra-cheap and ultra-small computers running Android or Linux.  Let’s meet a couple of the contestants…

Android PC runs Android 2.3 on a VIA 800MHz Processor, has 512MB of DDR3 memory, 2GB of NAND Flash storage, and quite a bit of connectivity:

  • HDMI port
  • VGA port
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • Audio out / Microphone in
  • MicroSD slot
  • 10/100 Ethernet port

The device supports 720p video.

Rikomagic MK802 boasts more substantial system resources (1GHz processor, 1GB of memory and 4GB of storage), runs Android 4.0, and has a built-in Wi-Fi, but offers somewhat more limited connectivity options: one HDMI port and one USB port. At the same time, it supports 1080p video.

Prices?  $49 and $70, respectively…

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