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…