Scroll on to June 2013 and pricing pressures due to immense competition is seeing the first quad-core mini PC now hit similar price points.
The QC802 – a quad-core mini PC powered by Rockchip’s everywhere RK3188 quad-core processor – is now available for as little as $US65, according to cnx-software.com.
You can pick up the mini PC from a reseller on Alixpress for as little as $US61.75. By the time you add in shipping costs, it pushes the all-up price to a little over $US71, which is remarkably low for a quad-core mini PC.
The QC802 is built into a similar chassis to the MK802 III, a dual-core Rockchip RK3066-powered mini PC with an internal Wi-Fi antenna and powered by Google’s Android 4.1.1 operating system. Unlike the CX-919, the QC802 features a built-in HDMI plug but should include a short HDMI extension cable to make it easier to connect it to your big-screen TV or monitor.
At this price, it is the cheapest mini PC on the market with Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core SoC CPU.
|Processor||RockChip RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9|
|Clock||Up to 1.8GHz|
|GPU type||Mali-400 MP4|
|Operating system||Android 4.2|
|External storage||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|No./type of USB ports||two (2)|
|HDMI form factor||HDMI v1.4|
|Dimensions||101 x 38 x 13mm|
|Announce Date||March 2013|
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