HG-UD4 mini PC under $40 with Rockchip CPU

hgud4We’ve found another mini PC purported to be from Chinese brand HOGONS, however, a quick look on the company website failed to show any signs of a HOGONS HG-UD4 mini PC. Still, this is an unusual model given the fact it uses Rockchip’s RK2928 single-core Cortex A9 SoC CPU. It’s interesting it that it’s the same chip we reported on yesterday that Rockchip itself plans to use for a Miracast dongle that could sell for less than $10.

The HG-UD4 only comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of flash, but it’s preloaded with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. That storage can be expanded through the MicroSD card slot, which is good for up to 32GB per card.

It appears to use the same chassis as the old CX-01 mini PC from last year that was based on an older Telechips Cortex A5 SoC CPU.

There’s no Bluetooth on this one but its Realtek RT8189 Wi-Fi module brings you 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support. There’s a single USB2.0 host port plus a microUSB OTG that also doubles as power from the bundled 5V/1A power block.

You’ll find this one selling for under $40 from Aliexpress so if you’re after a low-cost option, this model won’t break records for performance given its single-core CPU but it should be faster than a Raspberry Pi.

ProcessorRockchip RK2928 single-core Cortex A9
ClockUp to 1.5GHz (TBC)
GPU typeARM Mali-400
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Internal storage4GB
External storageMicroSD, up to 32GB
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11b/g/n
No./type of USB ports1 x USB2.0 host, 1 x microUSB OTG
HDMI form factorv1.4
Dimensions85 x 25 x 17mm
Weight25 grams
Announce DateJune 2013

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