Apple’s AppleTV network video player has probably spawned more look-alikes than any other computing device – well, at least in the mini PC market – and we’ve stumbled on another called the TG-NL47D, that looks to have plenty in common with the CX-921.
The TG-NL47D runs everyone’s (seemingly) favourite SoC, the quad-core Rockchip RK3188 SoC CPU, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of flash, preloaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. Storage can be expanded through the MicroSD card slot, up to 32GB per card.
The compact chassis does pretty well to house as many ports as it does, including two Type-A USB host ports, a microUSB OTG port, HDMI v.14 output and 3.5mm TRRS composite A/V option.
Networking is reasonably well-done with RJ45 Fast Ethernet and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi through a Realtek 8188 SDIO module. Unlike some other units we’ve seen, this one includes a proper DC socket for the 5V/2A power brick. What’s missing is Bluetooth.
Given the specs, the size, the ports and their placement, we’re pretty confident this comes from the same factory as the CX-921. The only noticeable difference we can spot is this one seems to run the RK3188 at up to 1.8GHz whereas the CX-921 claims only up to 1.6GHz, although we wouldn’t hold either of these units to their respect clock speed claims. This one also claims to have Android 4.2 instead of the CX-921′s Android 4.1.1. The CX-921 doesn’t have Bluetooth either.
We spied this one selling on Twingro for $99 but the CX-921 can be had for around $70.
|Processor||Rockchip RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9|
|Clock||Up to 1.8GHz|
|GPU type||Mali-400 MP4|
|Operating system||Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|External storage||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|Wi-Fi connectivity||802.11b/g/n (RJ45 Ethernet included)|
|No./type of USB ports||Two USB2.0|
|HDMI form factor||HDMI v1.4|
|Dimensions||98 x 98 x 22.3mm|
|Announce Date||July 2013|
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