Right after writing about MeegoPad T03 TV stick, I noticed another product on Amazon, namely MeegoPad T04 which for once is not based on a Bay Trail processor, but instead the newer Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail quad core processor, and which sells for $139 on Aliexpress or $136 on Amazon US. [Update: T04 is now sold on Gearbest for $123.99 with MGT04 coupon]
Since the descriptions on Amazon and Aliexpress can’t be fully trusted, these are only tentative specifications for MeegoPad T04, which are quite similar to the ones listed for Tronsmart Ara x5:
- SoC – Intel Atom x5-Z8300 “Cherry Trail” quad core processor @ 1.44 GHz (Bust freq: 1.84 GHz) with Intel Gen8 HD graphics (2W SDP)
- System Memory – 2 GB
- Storage – 32 GB eMMC + micro SD slot
- Video Output – HDMI
- Audio I/O – HDMI, 3.5mm microphone jack
- Connectivity – Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 host port
- Misc – Power button
- Power Supply – 5V/2A via micro USB port
- Dimensions – 105mm*35mm
- Weight – 250 grams
The device is apparently pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Pro (obviously unlicensed), and upgradeable to Windows 10. At this stage, it’s unclear whether Atom Cherry Trail processors will support Linux out of the box, or will have various issues like Atom Bay Trail used to have.
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.
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