Mele PCG03 Intel Quad Core mini PC Sells for $49 and Up (Factory Price)

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Mele is currently showcasing a mini PC powered by Intel Atom Z3735D quad core processor at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, and the company has started taking OEM orders for $49 (MOQ 1000) for the barebone model without memory.

Mele_PCG03

Mele PCG03 Specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Atom Z3735D “Bay Trail” quad core processor @ 1.33 GHz (Bust freq: 1.83 GHz) with Intel HD graphics
  • System Memory – Optional 1 or 2 GB DDR3
  • Storage – Optional 16, 32, or 64 GB eMMC + micro SD slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4, VGA and Composite (RCA),
  • Audio I/F – HDMI, Stereo RCA, optical S/PDIF, and MIC and earphone jack.
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host
  • Power Supply – N/A
    Mele_PCG03_Rear_Panel

The box will run either Windows 8.1 or Android. I’m a little confused to what “barebone” means for this type of mini PC because the DDR3 and eMMC chips are most probably soldered to the board, so a barebone model would simply be unusable. Or maybe my assumption is wrong, and you can insert SO-DIMM modules. On the video & audio front, Mele claims it can handle 4K UHD / 1080p videos and Live TV, VOD, XBMC, YouTube, Netflix… apps, as well as Dolby Digital and DTS.

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ovi
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This one will run openelec just fine 🙂 , thank you for sharing Jean-Luc

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Status Launched
Launch Date Q1’14
Processor Number Z3735D
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 4
Clock Speed 1.33 GHz
Burst Frequency 1.83 GHz
L2 Cache 2 MB
Instruction Set 64-bit
Embedded Options Available No
Lithography 22 nm
Scenario Design Power (SDP) 2.2 W
Recommended Customer Price N/A
Datasheet Link
Conflict Free Yes
-Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 2 GB
Memory Types DDR3L-RS-1333
# of Memory Channels 1
Max Memory Bandwidth 10.6 GB/s
-Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics ‡ Intel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency 311 MHz
Graphics Burst Frequency 646 MHz
-Package Specifications
Package Size 17mm x 17mm
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS
-Advanced Technologies
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡ Yes
Intel® 64 ‡ Yes

Harley
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Harley

Are these the new Intel Atom SoCs manufactured by Rockchip?

Barebone must mean a SO-DIMM module slot, just as Mini-ITX PCs.

Does it come with IR-receiver and/or a optional remote control?

Indy
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Indy

Could it be possible to install Win 8 on SD Card?

CSylvain
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CSylvain

Thank you for this wonderful news !
Finally very interesting prices for boxes Bay Trail, Mele did a very good gesture on price.
Strongly the test with reading several video formats !

Leo
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No sata… No USB 3.0 … No gigabit LAN…

onebir
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onebir

@Leo And aren’t these the Intel processors with a dodgy bootloader that makes installing Linux difficult?

nimeq
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nimeq

@onebir

I have a Onda V975w, which has a Z3735D. The bootloader is a standard UEFI x32 with the classic bios style configuration. I have gotten it to boot linux, but:
1. The storage subsystem has issues (Gives out errors, I can’t remember if I was able to mount it)
2. UEFI x32… practically noone makes images for UEFI x32, but I found a copy of grub from some fedora image that works as I was too lazy to build it.
3. There’s a odd timing issue, which causes keyboard input (OTG+Hub) to go through different repeat rates in steps.
4. The network chip is some obscure SDIO setup from realtek.
5. Haven’t checked the rest.

I haven’t realy spent that much time on fiddling with it, but I’ll probably try again when 3.18 rc’s come out. YMMV when trying out linux on these things.

onebir
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onebir

@nimeq Ta – sounds just as problematic as ARM linux. Not for me!

dhead666
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nimeq :
@onebir
I have a Onda V975w, which has a Z3735D. The bootloader is a standard UEFI x32 with the classic bios style configuration. I have gotten it to boot linux, but:
1. The storage subsystem has issues (Gives out errors, I can’t remember if I was able to mount it)
2. UEFI x32… practically noone makes images for UEFI x32, but I found a copy of grub from some fedora image that works as I was too lazy to build it.
3. There’s a odd timing issue, which causes keyboard input (OTG+Hub) to go through different repeat rates in steps.
4. The network chip is some obscure SDIO setup from realtek.
5. Haven’t checked the rest.
I haven’t realy spent that much time on fiddling with it, but I’ll probably try again when 3.18 rc’s come out. YMMV when trying out linux on these things.

1. Yep, it’s well known bug with eMMC, I’m guessing it probably will be resolved.
2. Send a Bay-Trail tablet to a developer of your favorite distro and you’ll probably see such installation image.
4. Obscure ??? it’s RTL8723BS which seems to be popular with such tablets as the Voyo devices, there is a report that it works with the RTL8723BS driver from https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723as , and there’s also a driver released by Amlogic but you’ll need to work a bit to get it compiled.

dhead666
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dhead666

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4. I meant the RTL8723AS driver from the github repo

onebir
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onebir

@cnxsoft Oooh – that’s great. Someone will iron out the problems I’m sure 🙂

fossxplorer
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fossxplorer

Too bad it’s not based on the new Core M based on Broadwell die. They are supposed to run fanless and perform much better than this Atom Z3735D

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