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Vensmile iPC002 is an Ultra Thin Windows 8.1 mini PC with a 7,000 mAh Battery

December 26th, 2014 41 comments

Several mini PCs and sticks based on Intel Atom Z3735f/g tablet processors have been announced in the last few months, including MeegoPad T01 and MINIX NEO Z64. But iPC002 introduced to me by VISSON, is a little different, as it includes most features of a tablet with a thin form factor, and an internal battery, but the display, and adds full sized USB ports.

iPC002iPC002 specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Atom Z3735F  “Bay Trail” quad core processor @ 1.33 GHz (Bust freq: 1.83 GHz) with Intel HD graphics Gen 7 (2W TDP)
  • System Memory – 2 GB DDR3L
  • Storage – 32 GB eMMC + micro SD slot
  • Video Output – micro HDMI
  • Audio I/O – micro HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, and built-in microphone
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG 2.0 port
  • Misc – Volume Up/Down Key, Power Key , Home key
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via micro USB port, 7000 mAh battery good for 3 hours of 1080p video playback.
  • Dimensions – 148 x 79 x 9.2 mm
  • Weight – 210 grams

The system only runs Windows 8.1, and I’ve been told a dual boot Windows/Linux image was in development but has been dropped because “it has many problems, and too slow”, which does not bode well for other dual boot Intel Bay Trail-T systems, or maybe the company did not want to invest resources into Linux development. A mobile app is also being developed which will let consumers use their phone as a wireless mouse, remote, and keyboard, as well as transfer files back and forth between the phone and the computer. A screen mirroring function will allow to see Windows 8.1 from your mobile device, which could make the battery a bit more useful. Intel is apparently actively involved in this project, or so I’m told. When I asked for a product page, I was provided a link to Amazon US for a product called Vensmile iPC002, but not yet for sale.

iPC002 looks exactly the same as Guleek i8 pre-sold on DealExtreme for $104, except it only comes with 16GB eMMC, and the battery has a 3,000 mAh capacity.

A reader on Liliputing suggested you could make a portable system with display by connecting the system to a 16″ USB powered LCD, so for $200 you can get some sort of portable computer with a sizable display.

Via AndroidPC.es, Freire, and Visson.

$37 Shenzhen Visson V5 Android TV Box Features AllWinner A20 SoC

June 8th, 2014 2 comments

If you’re looking for a low cost dual core Android or Linux TV box or mini server, it won’t get much cheaper than Shenzhen Visson V5 powered by AllWinner A20 dual Cortex A7 SoC with 512 MB RAM, 4GB flash, as well as various port such as HDMI, Ethernet, and USB.

Visson_V5

Shenzhen Visson V5 specifications:

  • SoC – AllWinner A20 dual core ARM Cortex A7 @ 1 GHz + Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 512 MB
  • Storage – 4GB flash.
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI and AV
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • USB –  2x USB host ports
  • Misc – IR receiver, power button
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A

According to the specifications on Aliexpress, there’s also a (micro?) SD card, but I can’t find it on any of the pictures, so it’s safe to assume there isn’t any.

Visson_V5_rear_panel

This Android 4.2.2 box ships with a remote control, a 5V/2A power adapter, AV and HDMI cables, and a user’s manual in Chinese. For various pictures also show the model to be “i7” or “Y6”. Even though it’s running Android 4.2.2, you should be able to run your preferred Linux distributions if you wish too, possibly with Linux mainline (headless only, AFAIK).  I would not recommended this device for applications requiring lots of user interaction as the performance may not be optimal, but if all you want to do is to play a video in the background for a demo / digital signage player, or use it as a headless downloader, or simple NAS, it will certainly do.

Shenzhen Visson V5 can be purchased on Aliexpress for $36.99 including shipping.

Via AndroidPC.es