GIEC GK-MP1303A packs RK3188 CPU into TV box mini PC

ipccYou’d have to think ARM CPU maker Rockchip is rolling in it at the moment, given the number of products lining up to take one of its chips. Chinese brand IPCC GIEC is another reportedly about to do so, grabbing the popular RK3188 quad-core SoC for its new IPCC GIEC GK-MP1303A TV box mini PC.

The compact new model will take the Rockchip quad-core CPU and couple it with 2GB of RAM and a choice of 4GB or 8GB on-board flash, preloaded with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

TV box-style mini PCs are starting to take over in popularity – they may be larger than the USB stick-style models but they come with more peripheral ports and its these ports that most of us need.

The IPCC GIEC GK-MP1303A has a decent list here with three USB2.0 ports plus an SD card reader to handle peripheral devices from keyboard and mouse to bulk storage.

As for networking, says it comes with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and RJ45 wired Ethernet, but looking at what little information IPCC provides, we can’t see an RJ45 port listed so that one needs further investigation. However, as is common with most TV box style mini PCs, you get HDMI 1.4, optical digital audio output and composite-AV, which is a decent mix.

At this stage, we don’t know any more about it but the external Wi-Fi antenna is a nice add. There are no details yet on pricing or availability but we’ll bring them to you when they’re made available.

The RK3188 SoC CPU is a quad-core design based on ARM’s Cortex A9 technology, but manufactured at a more power-efficient 28-nanometre scale and includes ARM’s Mali-400 MP4 quad-core graphics engine for gaming and graphics-intensive applications.

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6 comments for “GIEC GK-MP1303A packs RK3188 CPU into TV box mini PC

  1. LinuxMint
    July 8, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Well, the last icon, in the left column of the left hand iconized feature list, says LAN.
    Based on what the competition is offering, it most likely is a 10/100base-T(X) port here as well.

    • Darren Yates
      July 8, 2013 at 1:15 am

      True, but the top icon in that list also says ‘A9 dual-core’ so I’m not holding a lot of faith in those icons. As I said, you’d want to make sure it has Ethernet before you buy if that’s important to you.

      • LinuxMint
        July 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm

        I saw the “Mali-400 Quad Core” icon, but missed the “A9 Dual Core” bit right next to it :-$

        • Darren Yates
          July 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm

          No worries. It’s hard to pick up everything in some of these ads.

  2. LinuxMint
    July 8, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Forgot to ask:
    where does the stated company name IPCC come from, since your link leads to the product page of Shenzhen GIEC Electronics Co., LTD ?

    • Darren Yates
      July 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Our mistake – or rather Google’s – it translates GIEC into IPCC and we had auto-translate on. Corrected.

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