Tronsmart T428 Android 4.2.2 mini PC Powered by Rockchip RK3188

There have been many new HDMI TV dongle based on the latest Rockchip RK3188 lately, and I listed some of them in comments in CloudnetGo CR9’s post. The only issue is that you can’t buy most of them, just pre-order. Now it seems at least one of them, Tronsmart T428 is available now, and costs $99 on Geekbuying. This mini PC comes with 2GB RAM, 8 GB Flash, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and for the first time, AFAIK, a mini PC can be used as Miracast display.

Tronsmart_T428Here are Tronsmart T428 specifications:

  • SoC –  Rockchip RK3188 quad core Cortex-A9 up to 1.8GHz + quad core Mali-400 MP4 @ 533MHz
  • System Memory – 2GB  DDR3 @ 1333MHz (Hynix)
  • Storage – 8GB NAND Flash +  micro SD slot (Up to32GB)
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n/ac (via Broadcom AP6330)
    • Bluetooth – BT4.0 (via Broadcom AP6330)
  • USB –  1x USB 2.0 host + 1x micro USB for power
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI 1.4
  • Video Codecs – Mpeg1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, Divx, Xvid, RM8/9/10, VP6…
  • Video Formats – MKV, TS, TP, M2TS, RM/RMVB, BD-ISO, AVI, MPG, VOB, DAT, ASF, TRP, FLV etc
  • Audio Codecs – LPCM, FLAC, HE-AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, WMAPRO
  • Power Supply –  5V/2A

This Android 4.2.2 HDMI TV stick comes with an HDMI cable, a USB power adapter, a USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable (for power), and a user’s manual. The user interface features soft power off, Volume +/-, and full screen mode (Status bar hidden) buttons.

You may have noticed 802.11ac (1.8 Gbps) Wi-Fi support with Broadcom AP6330 module. This seems really high-end, and I can’t find any reference to AP6330. So I’ve asked GeekBuying for confirmation. [Update: Some RK3188 mini PC will use AP6210, others AP6330 like T428. AP6330 can support 5Ghz WiFi frequency, but AP6210 just supports 2.4Ghz. There’s about $10 US difference between the two modules. GeekBuying tested the connection with a 5GHz router and it works, however they don’t have 802.11ac router yet, so they decided to remove 802.11ac from the listed specs for now].

GeekBuying has said they tested WiFi display with XiaoMi 2 smartphone, as well as XBMC 13.0 beta, and both are working fine. They posted a video showing the device in action, and it appears to be very smooth. However, they only showed “WiFiDisplay” application, but did not demo it.

I’ve been told I would receive the device, so you can expect a detailed review soon.

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Galland
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look for Ampak Technology 6330

notzed
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i wonder if the designer intentionally copied the commodore 64 vent stripes and logo holder styling.

Javi
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Broadcom… that’s good. As I know it’s still difficult to have a stable device with Android 4.2 + Realtek at this moment.

Alex
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Is it worth installing Ubuntu in a device like this?

Is it even possible? I mean, I am having some diffculties with Broadcom drivers in some Ubuntu laptops I own. Also the GPU will create trouble installing ubuntu?

Alex

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We are a hardware startup looking to use the RockChip 3066/3128. Where can I buy these from in volume? The rockchips website doesn’t point out where we can buy them from? Does anyone know of any distributors that sell these?

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Have you managed to test this device on 802.11ac yet? I’m looking to buy such a device and I am surprised how few there are that support 802.11ac.

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Steve

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