The CX-919 has become a popular USB stick-style mini PC thanks largely to its quad-core SoC CPU but also its external Wi-Fi antenna. Now a new uprated version called the CX-919II has been released promising greater Wi-Fi signal strength and freshly updated Android 4.2.2 operating system.
From the outside, the new CX-919II now adds in a second external Wi-Fi antenna compared with the original’s only one. Under the casework, the specs of the newer version are virtually identical, with the same Rockchip RK3188 quad-core SoC CPU and 2GB/8GB cache of DDR3 RAM/flash storage. The latest version of Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.2) makes a welcome addition, but otherwise, you’re looking at the same hardware.
We reported earlier on the improvement in signal strength Rikomagic was able to extract by simply moving the internal Wi-Fi antenna to the other half of the casework, but with twin antenna, the signal strength and connection reliability should have improved over the original CX-919. Given the issues, Rikomagic has had with the MK802IV, we’d be surprised if more mini PC makers don’t make the move to external antenna to gain greater Wi-Fi stability.
This one sells online from various retailers, including on Aliexpress, for around $75 including shipping.
|Processor||Rockchip RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9|
|Clock||Up to 1.8GHz|
|GPU type||ARM Mali-400 MP4|
|Operating system||Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|External storage||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|No./type of USB ports||1 x USB 2.0 host, 1 x microUSB OTG|
|HDMI form factor||Yes|
|Dimensions||101 x 44 x 10mm|
|Announce Date||July 2013|
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