18 responses

  1. Dan
    July 25, 2012

    They seem to be getting ahead of themselves, XBMC does not support the Allwinner VPU under Android or linux so no video playback is possible.

    It’s hoped Allwinner will give XBMC team full access to what they need but it’s not guaranteed & a lot of people already made the mistake of jumping the gun on this.

  2. joker159-France
    July 25, 2012

    it’s incredible to see the number of mini android pc selling this year, is this the beginning of a new era for pc ? really interresting for my part I want the ouya android game pc :)

  3. Peter
    July 25, 2012

    I agree. To expensive! Did not noticed that price card before. If they lower it, they might get a piece of the pie, otherwise most people will indeed still choose the uHost/OvalElephant and MK802 type of devices.

  4. Alex
    July 25, 2012

    Quad-Core ARM Mali 400MP GPU @ 500 MHz
    Is it an A10 ???

  5. rm
    July 25, 2012

    > an AllWinner A10 miniPC with 1GB RAM and 4GB Flash costs about $73 on Dealextreme.

    Yep, and these are now can be found for as low as $60 on Aliexpress (yes with 1GB RAM).

  6. rm
    July 25, 2012

    BTW, what is

    > 3 GB Version with 8GB flash – $199.99 (Pre-order)

    3GB of RAM on an A10 device, is that even supported?

  7. cnxsoft
    July 25, 2012

    @ joker159-France
    The OUYA is interesting, but it’s not for this year.

  8. cnxsoft
    July 25, 2012

    @ Peter
    You were not the only one to tip me last night, so I had to write about it. :)

  9. cnxsoft
    July 25, 2012

    @ Alex
    Yep, they indicate this in their specs. I know it’s possible to set the GPU frequency in the fex file, but do not know the limit.

  10. cnxsoft
    July 25, 2012

    @ rm
    Oups! “3 GB version”, should read “3G version” (corrected).

  11. bradlinder
    July 25, 2012

    I’m pretty sure that was supposed to read “3G version with 16GB flash.” @ rm

  12. Lacroser
    July 25, 2012

    Interesting, What about OpenGL drivers in their Ubuntu…

  13. cnxsoft
    July 26, 2012

    @ Lacroser
    I doubt they support anything that the community does not support yet.

  14. max
    July 26, 2012

    @cnxsoft you’ve mentioned “Quad-Core ARM Mali 400MP GPU”

    I thought Allwinner A10 comes only with a Dual-Core Mali400MP GPU.

  15. cnxsoft
    July 26, 2012

    @ max
    You may be right but I can’t find documentation about that after quick search.
    I found out that the maximum CPU CLK signal frequency is 381 MHz (in the datasheet), so the 500 Mhz claims must be wrong…

  16. max
    July 27, 2012

    @cnxsoft Or may be its a Chinese style 500MHz |
    @250Mhz each Mali core so 250×2= 500MHz :)

  17. mac me
    July 27, 2012

    not just the price .. no ethernet or SATA .. so i’ll stick to the mele until something comes along thats better … it looks like it may be a quad CPU core tegra3 based board for circa $100 .. please please :-)

  18. cnxsoft
    July 27, 2012

    @ mac me
    I’m hopeful that we’ll have a Chinese board with a quad core processor below $100 next year.
    I don’t know of any $100 board / device with a tegra 3, ethernet and SATA. although the OUYA would fit that bill, except for SATA.

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