Similar to Rikomagic’s MK602 and the OEM-branded MK818, the BigEye comes as a monitor or TV clamp style top-sitting mini PC, powered by Rockchip’s RK3066 dual-core Cortex A9 SoC CPU, accompanied by 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash that’s preloaded with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system.
It comes with a 2MP front-facing camera with built-in microphone, presumably making it suitable for Skype and other AV services.
The on-board flash storage can be expanded by MicroSD card slot, good for cards up to 32GB and there’s two full-size USB2.0 host ports for external peripherals.
Networking comes by way of Wi-Fi however, TP-LINK doesn’t mention which standards are included – that said, most RK3066-based mini PCs support 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi so it should be a reasonably safe bet here too. Just check before you buy. You also get RJ45 Fast Ethernet on the back. What’s interesting is that TP-LINK says this one can be used as a wireless router with PPPoE support.
There’s only a single AV output – the HDMI 1.3 port; no composite AV on this one unfortunately.
At this stage, you have to go to TP-LINK’s Chinese website to find any details about it – it appears this model is only sold in China. However, that said, you’ll now find it available on Aliexpress for around $90 including shipping.
|Model||TP-LINK mini BigEye|
|Processor||Rockchip RK3066 dual-core Cortex A9|
|Clock||Up to 1.6GHz|
|GPU type||ARM Mali-400 MP4|
|Operating system||Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|External storage||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|Wi-Fi connectivity||802.11b/g/n (TBC, inc. RJ45 Ethernet)|
|No./type of USB ports||2 x USB2.0 host|
|HDMI form factor||v1.3|
|Dimensions||150 x 103 x 36mm|
|Announce Date||Early 2013|
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