MeLE M3 STB mini PC comes with three video output options


Mini PC maker MeLE has been a popular maker of set-top box style mini PCs for the last year or so but the new MeLE M3 should turn a few heads for its excellent peripheral port options.
The M3 is powered by Allwinner’s A20 dual-core Cortex A7 SoC CPU with dual-core ARM Mali-400 MP2 graphics engine, clocking along at 1GHz. Its accompanied by 1GB of RAM and only 4GB of on-board flash but its preloaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.… Read more

Apple iPhone 5c announced, presales Sept 13, on sale Sept 20


Any thoughts that Apple would make a budget smartphone have disappeared out the window with the release of the ‘colourful’ Apple iPhone 5c.
Announced overnight, the 5c was the phone originally rumoured to be set for release at $99. If only it were true.¬†The new model features a polycarbonate shell housing a 4-inch Retina display powered by Apple’s A6 processor and new iOS 7 operating system.… Read more

UG007III TV stick boosts Allwinner numbers, adds Bluetooth


Mini PC brand REKO has been churning out the UG007 series of TV stick mini PCs for some time but somewhere along the line we missed the release of the REKO UG007III.
For a while, it seemed as though the world only had one quad-core ARM-class processor to choose from for mini PCs – Rockchip’s ubiquitous RK3188. However, in recent times, several new models have arrived sporting the Allwinner A31 quad-core Cortex A7 chip instead.… Read more

Android mini PC brand Ditter launches new V20 and V21 TV stick models


Android mini PC brand Ditter looks to have been around for a little while with a number of dual-core mini PCs on the market but it appears to have just launched two new quad-core TV stick models in the V20 and V21 models.
The V21… Read more runs Allwinner’s A31 quad-core Cortex A7 SoC CPU – while it’s not as flashy as Rockchip’s RK3188 quad Cortex A9 offering, the A31 does include PowerVR’s highly regarded SGX544 MP2 eight-core GPU, which should make gaming a sweet passtime.

MK806 mini PC gives MK802 chassis a dual-core reboot


The original MK802 mini PC was the forerunner of the myriad of TV stick-style releases we’ve seen over the last 18 months or so, but while the original single-core Allwinner A10 release has seen better days, the chassis itself is still getting a run with updated hardware in a model called the MK806.
However, compared against the original MK802, the MK806 has some worthwhile extras.… Read more

CS928 mini PC runs Amlogic dual-core CPU, has composite AV output


A dead-ringer for the Hi717, this CS928 set-top box-style mini PC features the same hardware and most retailers are happy sharing the same box shots on their websites.
For those who haven’t seen it before, it’s a reasonably-well stock model powered by Amlogic’s AML8726-MX dual-core Cortex A9 SoC CPU, accompanied by 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of on-board flash. Like the Hi717, the CS928 is preloaded with the latest (for mini PCs) Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.… Read more

New Pandora Smart TV Box mini PC offers four USB ports


With more and more mini PCs hitting the market, it’s getting harder for makers to differentiate their products from the competition. One format that is starting to see a bit of use is the above-your-TV style chassis like this Pandora Smart TV Box. Other recent examples are the Rikomagic¬†MK602 and OEM MK818 releases.
Like most, the Pandora Smart TV Box features a 2MP camera on the front suitable for Skype-ing, but the real action is inside and on the back panel.… Read more