PIPO X1 is an HDMI TV Stick running Android 4.2 with more or less the same specs (2GB RAM, 8 GB Flash) as many other competiting products, but with a price much lower at $39.99 including shipping. The company however mentions the product is still in beta version, which may explain why it’s so cheap… Let’s have a look anyway.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3188 quad core Cortex A9 @ 1.6GHz + Mali 400MP4 GPU
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 8GB + micro SD slot (up to 32GB)
- Video & Audio Output – HDMI
- Connectivity – Buil-int 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – USB 2.0 host + micro USB (for power)
- Dimensions – 100 x 40 x 8mm
- Weight – 30g
The device ships with a micro USB cable. That means you’ll need to provide your own 5V/2A power adapter. The company also highlights the device can be used as Miracast/DLNA dongle and it supports XBMC, but these are now pretty standard.
There has been a PIPO X1, based on RK3066, on the market for a while, but the company clearly explains both are different devices in Aliexpress, so the specs should be correct, and at $40, the new Pipo X1 must be the cheapest RK3188 device on the market. Bear in mind, this is still a “Beta version”, so firmware may still need some work.
Thanks to csgabe.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
16 Replies to “PIPO X1 (Beta) Android TV Dongle Powered by Rockchip RK3188 Sells for $40”
Now this I’ll buy, at least as a back up if not for casting. Dealing with Ali is the hardest part
what do you guys think how would the pcb be any different to mk908 if not different can we install stock mk908 roms to this device
i bought one of these and thinking of buying a second one
naaaa its $44 now and just wondering is it rk3188 or rk3188t
It is $42.99 now, but if you search for “pipo x1” on Aliexpress toolbar, there are still many other sellers who sold it at $39.90.
Did any of you get yours yet? I can’t find any reviews online anywhere, and I’m curious to see how it actually performs…
still waiting for my one
I got mine today. I wrote a few things about it here: http://www.reddit.com/r/MiniPCs/comments/23pmsd/remember_the_post_about_pipo_x1_the_40_rk3188/
ok, Only 1GB Ram, i am so strange why it can be sold so cheap, here is the reason, the 1GB ram and 2Gb ram have big price difference in china. and rk3188t not rk3188.
oh, shit, those aliexpress seller drive me crazy…
I can confirm. It is just 1GB ram with RK3188-t.
I got mine (grabbed it anyways, even though it only has 1GB RAM). Is there any kind of developer community for these kinds of devices? If so, where? I wouldn’t mind finding a custom ROM for it (something closer to vanilla Android), and it’d be nice to compare notes with other advanced users.