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MINIX NEO X7 Quad Core Set-top Box Redesigned, Available Soon

When MINIX unveiled their RK3188 based MINIX NEO X7 at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in April, they showcased a new enclosure design. Many people seemed to dislike the new “Lamborghini” casing, but the company listened to complains, and redesigned it to a more traditional casing, very similar to the one used for NEO X5.

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MINIX NEO X7

The company also disclosed the official specifications.

  • SoC- Quad core Cortex A9 processor with quad core Mali-400 GPU (Rockchip RK3188)
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB NAND Flash + SD/MMC card reader (SD 3.0, MMC V4.41)
  • Connectivity:
    • 802.11 b/g/n Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 / 5GHz) with external antenna
    • 3G support via external USB dongle (not provided)
    • 10/100M Ethernet (Supports hotspot sharing via Wi-Fi)
    • Bluetooth V4.0
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4a, full HD 1080p, 3D movie file format supported
  • Audio Output/Input – HDMI 1.4a two channels, optical S/PDIF AC3 multi-channel, headphone and microphone jacks
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 port + micro USB OTG port
  • Misc – IR sensor
  • Power Supply – 5V/3A

This media player runs Android 4.2.2, and is said to come with a remote. The company also announced MINIX NEO X7 will be available at the end of July, beginning of August, but price has not been disclosed yet.

[Update: They’ve also posted specifications for their MINIX NEO A2 Air Mouse (dual sided with QWERTY keyboard and microphone/speaker), also available in July/August, but no word on pricing yet].

  1. FransM
    July 8th, 2013 at 14:26 | #1

    Saw one at ali already for usd 138, http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEO-X7-andriod-4-2-2-Rockchip-RK3188-Quad-Core-Cortex-A9-1-6GHz-1-8GHz/1068926522.html
    ofc not sure whether they are really available now, but the shop has an above average reputation.

  2. July 8th, 2013 at 15:35 | #2

    @FransM
    Geekbuying contacted me to let me know they presell it too: http://www.geekbuying.com/item/NEO-X7-EU-Plug-TV-BOX-RK3188-2G-16G-BT-External-wifi-antenna-317282.html

    Same price as the Aliexpress seller ($138). “Lead-time: 2013-07-31”, so I would not expect it to ship before August.

  3. Sander
    July 8th, 2013 at 20:02 | #3

    But does this MINIX run Minix (the OS from Andrew Tanenbaum, which led Linus to develop Linux) … ? 😉

  4. FransM
    July 8th, 2013 at 21:13 | #4

    Sander :
    But does this MINIX run Minix (the OS from Andrew Tanenbaum, which led Linus to develop Linux) … ?

    Probably not or barely; minix for arm is still quite limited wrt drivers.

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