Tiny sticks that you can plug into a TV to run Android apps on a big screen are a dime a dozen these days. What’s a bit tougher to find is a model with 2GB of RAM.
Enter the CX-803 II. It’s an Android TV stick with a Rockchip RK3066 dual-core processor, Android 4.1 software, and 2GB of RAM. It’s available for $70.
Like other Android mini PCs, the CX-803 II has USB ports and an HDMI connector. Plug it into your TV and you’ve suddenly got yourself a smart TV that you can use to stream internet video from YouTube or Netflix, surf the web, or play games.
You’ll also want to plug in a keyboard, mouse, game controller, or remote control though.
Since this model has an RK3066 processor, it should also be able to run PicUntu, a version of Ubuntu Linux optimized to run on Android systems with that chip.
The CX-803 II features ARM Mali 400 quad-core graphics, 8GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot for extra storage space. It has 802.11n WiFi and an external antenna which should help with wireless reception — something many other Android mini computers struggle with.
|CPU||Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 Rockchip RK3066 1.6 GHz|
|GPU||4 x Mali-400|
|Memory||2 GB DDR3, 8 GB NAND Flash|
|OS||Android 4.1 ( can upgrade to Android 4.2 soon)|
|WiFi||IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Built-in Realtek 8189 Sdio WiFi Module)|
|Micro USB port 1||For OTG|
|Micro USB port 2||For power supply|
|Micro SD card slot||For Micro SD card (TF card)|
|Size||101.2 × 48 × 9.5 mm|
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