I remember the day, when I bought Intel Pentium 4 HT processor based CPU in 2007 for Rs. 30,000 ($ 600), which is a single core processor, with 80 GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD), 1 GB RAM (DDR1), no discrete graphic cards added. The price does not include monitor, keyboard and mouse, just CPU alone.
Recently my friend ordered an Intel Pentium Dual core processor (Sandy Bridge architecture) based ASUS laptop from eBay for Rs. 20,000 ($ 400). It has 2GB DDR3 RAM, 320 GB HDD.
But now here is the great breakthrough, the new Mini CPU (in the size of a pen-drive) “MK 802″ is available for just $ 65. By default it will be running Android 4.0 operating system. It’s available in 2 colours, black and white as shown below.
MK 802 mini CPU has ARM Cortex A8 based AllRunner A10, single core 1.5 GHz processor, Mali 400 graphics processor, 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. You may also add upto 32 GB microSD card as external storage.
In addition to these, it also comes with WiFi, and several wired connectivity options like mini HDMI port (mini HDMI to HDMI cable provided), micro USB port (micro USB to USB Female port available) etc.,
Are you still not clear what is MK 802?
- Connect this MK 802 (mini CPU) to a monitor and a mouse (Fly mouse or USB mouse)
- Switch ON both monitor and MK802
- You’re ready to run Android 4.0 OS
- No other thing is needed
- Yes! really. It’s a complete CPU. You can play most of the latest 3D and 2D games available in market.
- Performance of this device is comparable with HTC One V, Xperia Pro, Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy Ace smartphones.
Specifications of MK 802 mini CPU powered by Android 4.0
|Main Chip||Allwinner A10/ 1.5 GHz Cortex-A8|
|Graphical processor||2D/ 3D/ OpenGL ES2.0(AMD Z430)/OpenVG1.1(AMD Z160) 27M Tri/sec|
|Network||Wireless 802.11b/g, WAPI(Ralink8188)|
|Expand Memory||Micro TF 2-32GB|
|IO/Ports||Micro 5pin USB/ USB2.0 data transfer/ OTG and host expand|
|Keyboard||Support virtual keyboard, support 2.4G wireless keyboard, fly mouse|
|Audio||AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A|
|Video||WMV/ASF/MP4/3GP/3G2M4V/AVI/MJPEG/RV10/DivX/VC-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4/H.263/H.264/720P, 1080P, 720*480 30fps videos playback|
Multiple Connectivity Options and Wide File formats supported
The device supports wide range of audio and video codecs by which you can simply be able to connect this device to another device, which has a USB port, so that you can start streaming videos and audio songs wherever you want. You may connect this device to another device through WiFi or through USB port. Since it runs on an AllWinner A10 core, you can easily install any Linux OS and run all your apps or programs that you have installed, by booting it into that installed Linux OS.
This device is currently available for purchase from AliExpress for just $ 65. But if you’re from India, there will be an addition $ 26 to $ 27, for shipping charges. Soon we may expect this device in eBay.in through Global Easy Buy, where we can expect this device at a lower price.