The concept of a mini-PC stick that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was first seen at Mobile World Congress this year with the FXI Cotton Candy. That device is available for pre-order for $199 overseas. Now, we are seeing a new mini-PC-on-a-stick for a much more reasonable $74 making the rounds on some Chinese web sites. The unnamed Model #MK802 sports the following specs:
- AllWinner A10 CPU @ 1.5GHz + Mali 400 GPU
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB Internal Storage
- microSD slot (Up to 32GB)
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
- micro USB 2.0/OTG port
- USB 2.0 Host port
- Android virtual keyboard or 2.4G wireless keyboard + fly mouse
- HDMI (1080p) Video output
- Video Codecs: WMV/ASF/MP4/3GP/3G2M4V/AVI/MJPEG/RV10/DivX/VC-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4/H.263/H.264/1280*720P HD 30 fps, 1080P/720*480 D1 30fps
- Audio Codecs: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A
- Android 4.0 (ICS)
- Size: 8.8*3.5*1.2cm
- Weight: 200g
There are some reasons it’s cheaper than the Cotton Candy.
First, it runs a single-core 1.5GHz CPU while FXI’s stick has a dual-core 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos processor. Also, it has an HDMI port rather than a connector built in, meaning you’ll need a cable to connect it to a monitor rather than connecting it directly. And lastly, there is no mention of having Ubuntu installed, though it should theoretically be able to run it.
Right now, it seems to be out of stock with more coming in June 10th. The web site selling it has this message:
Thanks for your support,our stock has been sold out these days.
If you like our goods,pls pre-order first and don’t pay,new batch will be released around June 10th.
All orders which has paid will be shipped next Friday.From now on,we just get pre-order,pls understand.