There are now more and more micro-computers with an ARM platform that can be connected via the HDMI port to the TV to function as a kind of Android based smart TV. So far, the performance of these devices is very limited with their AllWinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processors, but now a new product is on the market packing plenty of power. The mini-PC made by South African company Reno Botes has no official name, but is already available online at a price of $89 including shipping.
The specifications are pretty impressive to read. The mini PC has a 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core processor with ARM Mali graphics 400MP4. It also has 1 GB of DDR3 RAM and 4 GB of internal flash memory. Via MicroSD card slot, the memory can be expanded by up to 32 GB. The mini PC has Wi-Fi, a large and a microUSB port, and various other features that you can see in the list below. The device is expected to come from a Chinese supplier and will be available elsewhere soon.
Here are the specifications:
Operation System Google Android 4.0.4 ICS
CPU Dual ARM Cortex-A9 process.UP to 1.6GHZ,Mali-400MP4 Quad-core GPU,Support Opengl ES 1.1/2.0,Openvg 1.1 Opencl
RAM DDR3 1GB
Internal Memory Nand Flash 4GB
Memory External Support External Storage via. Micro-SD card, Support up to 32GB
Networking WiFi 802.11b/g/n 10/100Mbps With internal Antenna
Graphics Type Integrated Graphics Mali400, Supports 1080P video (1920*1080)
Ports 1 x USB 2.0 Host 1 X micro usb host
1 x Micro-SD card slot
Power 90-230V,50/60Hz input, max. power: 30W, Output: 5V/2A
Net Weight 38g
Package weight 200g
Android Market Support Android Market Place
Flash Player Support Adobe Flash 11
Gaming Built-in 3D Accelerator. Support 3D gaming
Email Gmail, POP3/SMTP/IMAP4. Emailing is easier than ever before when there is network connection
Video Watch online video by connect to internet. local video playing: Video Decoding:Mpeg1/2/4.H.264,VC-1,Divx,Xvid,RM8/ /10,VP6,Video Formats: MKV,TS,TP,M2TS,RM/RMVB,BD-ISO,AVI,MPG,VOB,DAT,ASF,TRP,FLV etc full formats
Audio Audio Decoding:DTS,AC3,LPCM,FLAC,HE-AAC
Audio Formats: MP3,OGG,WMA,WMAPRO
Picture JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
E-Book PDF, TXT etc.