Hi707 mini PC packs in quad-core CPU, external Wi-Fi, 5MP camera

hi707USB stick-style mini PCs are usually limited in their extra functions, sticking to the basics of peripheral connectivity. But the new Hi707 goes a couple of extra steps, delivering a choice of camera options as well as externally-connected Wi-Fi antenna.

The Hi707 is powered by Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9 SoC CPU with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of flash that’s preloaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. That storage can be expanded via the MicroSD card slot, which is good for up to 32GB per card.

There’s only one USB2.0 host port; the other microUSB port appears to be for power only. Along side that Type-A port however is an external Wi-Fi antenna socket for either the bundled antenna or something of your own choosing. The Hi707 supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth 4.0. The HDMI plug supports up to v1.4 standard.

The most surprising feature is the built-in camera and microphone – according to at least one supplier on Aliexpress, the Hi707 can be supplied without camera for $83, with a 2MP camera for $86 or a 5MP for $92, showing that there are multiple versions of this floating around. (It also shows just how cheap image sensors have become thanks to smartphones!)

ProcessorRockchip RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9
ClockUp to 1.6GHz
GPU typeARM Mali-400 MP4
Operating systemAndroid 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Internal storage8GB
External storageMicroSD, up to 32GB
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11b/g/n
No./type of USB ports1 x USB2.0 host
HDMI form factorv1.4
Announce DateJuly 2013

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