These days, its mostly the Asian electronics retail sites like dx.com and Aliexpress that get mentioned in the same breath as mini PCs but it’s still worth keeping an eye on eBay for bargains that pop up like iPEGTOP’s dual-core TV stick.
We just spotted this one on eBay selling for under $US33, which is a pretty decent price for a Rockchip RK3066 dual-core CPU TV stick. It comes with 1GB of DDR3 and 8GB of flash, preloaded with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system. It’s also loaded up with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and possibly includes Bluetooth 4.0 but the reseller calls it ‘optional’ so we’re not ready to take it as a ‘given’ just yet. Still, this model looks exactly the same as the one we first looked at last month, which did include Bluetooth – so it could well do, which makes the $33 price tag even better.
Elsewhere, there’s the standard USB2.0 host port, plus two microUSB ports – one for DC power; the other for OTG (USB On-The-Go) functionality. Oh, and there’s a MicroSD card slot, good for cards up to 32GB as well.
For as long as it’s available, you can find the iPEGTOP on eBay.
The RK3066 CPU might only be a dual-core chip but it features ARM’s quad-core Mali-400 MP4 graphics engine, the same one found in the RK3188 quad-core CPU – so all things being equal, the iPEGTOP should still be a very reasonable performer, particularly at this low price.
|Model||iPEGTOP Mini PC|
|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|
|No./type of USB ports||1 x USB2.0 host, 2 x microUSB (1 x power, 1 x OTG)|
|HDMI form factor||Yes|
|Dimensions||103 x 38 x 10mm|
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