MK-series USB-stick style mini PCs are everywhere and typically use the Rockchip family of SoC CPUs to do the heavy lifting. However, we’ve found this MK810 that uses an Amlogic dual-core chip instead.
The MK810 runs Amlogic’s AML8726-MX dual-core Cortex A9 processor, accompanied by 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 4GB of flash, preloaded with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). You can expand the storage by MicroSD card slot, up to 32GB per card.
However, we should probably say ‘this’ MK810 because it seems there’s at least two versions of this mini PC floating around – you’ll find another MK810 featuring Allwinner’s A31 quad-core Cortex A7 SoC CPU. So it’ll pay to make sure you know what you’re buying before you hit the Buy button.
Otherwise, the dual-core MK810 is fairly standard fare with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi but no Bluetooth and the standard USB2.0 host and microUSB OTG ports.
The dual-core Amlogic version of the MK810 is available from retailers on Aliexpress for around $55 including shipping while the quad-core variant sells for around the $90 mark. Just be sure to check out which version you’re buying.
|Processor||Amlogic AML8726-MX dual-core Cortex A9|
|Clock||Up to 1.6GHz|
|GPU type||ARM Mali-400 MP2|
|Operating system||Android 4.1.2 (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||v1.3|
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