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.


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].

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[…] to, there’s no pricing available yet but we still think it’ll be around the $90-100 mark […]


Saw one at ali already for usd 138,
ofc not sure whether they are really available now, but the shop has an above average reputation.


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


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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