Zealz GK802 Is (Temporary?) Available for $69.99 on GeekBuying

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Zealz GK802 is a mini PC based on Freescale i.MX6 Quad processor, with 1GB RAM, 8 to 16 GB internal memory (internal micro SD card). The main selling points of this HDMI dongle is that it’s the only currently available quad core processor (about to change), it’s hackable and unbrickable with easy access to the serial console, full support for Linux with hardware video decoding and 2D/3D acceleration (work in progress), and Freescale has released proper software and hardware development resources for the i.MX6 processor. As mentioned in my review of Hi802 mini PC, the downside is that Vivante GC2000 GPU performance is lower than the Mali-400 MP4 found in Rockchip RK3066 mini PC, and its price (usually above $90) is about double the price of Rockchip RK3066 mini PCs.

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We can’t do anything for Vivante GC2000 performance, but Roman found a coupon code “FVKIWVAG” on a Russian forum that gives a $20 discount to purchase Zealz GK802 on Geekbuying, making the device costs just $69.99 including shipping. I have no idea is this coupon has limited quantities or is time limited, but it may worth giving it a try.

If you just plan to run Android, you may probably give it pass, and go with one of the upcoming RK3188 mini PCs that will cost about the same, but provide better performance. However if you’re interested in running Linux, Zealz GK802 is a unique device in mini PC world, as it’s the only low cost platform (<$100) that supports both hardware video decoding and 2D/3D GPU acceleration.

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They should get Android 4.2 up and running. I bet those sticks will then sell like nothing before ;).

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I think this is ‘lost in translation’ – it says 1 lot = 1 GK802 plus 1 air mouse & costs $120. (I checked with the seller too)

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Yup, see for example this lot from the same seller: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/6Pcs-3Pcs-RC11-Air-mouse-3Pcs-GK802-Freescale-Quad-Core-TV-Stick-Mini-PC-Cortex-A9/410078_797361449.html , where he unconfuse stuff: “6Pcs=3Pcs RC11 Air mouse +3Pcs GK802” for $369.54. Thanks for the notice, I was ready to order it. 😀

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[…] The GK802 is a 1GHz quad core ARM Cortex A9 computer that fits in your pocket. Built around the Freescale i.MX6 system-on-a-chip, it has 1Gb of RAM, two MMC (MicroSD) interfaces, a USB host interface, HDMI output and a LvTTL (3.3v) serial port and i2c bus available internally. I got mine for $69.99 on geekbuying.com, taking advantage of this coupon deal. […]

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GK802 is $63 now:
http://geekbuying.com/item/312807.html
or less if anyone can find a coupon on a Russian forum 😛