We’ve seen Samsung is about to release the first Rockchip RK3399 Chromebook to the market. However it will be selling for $499, possibly a bit more than many people are ready to pay for such device, so Rockchip RK3399 powered iFive and Techvision 2-in-1 hybrid laptop & tablet devices showcased at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair might be worth a look as they should be quite cheaper.
The solution from Techvision ODM design house is a proper 2-in-1 hybrid laptop with a 11.6″ detachable screen with 1920×1080 resolution, two USB ports, a USB Type-C port and HDMI 2.0 output. The laptop also includes 2GB RAM, and 16GB flash. iFive model is more like a 9.7″ tablet sold with a keyboard acting as a tablet stand, and connecting with the tablet through pogopins. Beside the 4K display, the tablet also features 4 speakers, an audio jack, a USB 3.0 type C port, and a 13MP camera with image and depth of field sensors.
The two devices will run Android 6.0 or Remix OS 3.0, but Rockchip claims RK3399 also support Windows 10 Mobile, Chrome OS, Ubuntu, and Light Biz OS, another Android based OS with desktop improvements.
Pricing and availability are not known at this stage, but we should probably expect Rockchip RK3399 devices to flood the market by the end of the year, or early next year. One RK3399 TV box under the brand FenMi was also showcased at the fair, and it features 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and one HDMI 2.0 port.
Via Netbook Italia.
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14 Replies to “iFive and Techvision Rockchip RK3399 Hybrid Tablet/Laptop to Run Android 6.0 or Remix OS 3.0”
what about linux support??
As mentioned in the post Rockchip RK3399 also supports Ubuntu, but I’m not sure the device featured here will support it. I’m hoping somebody will make a RK3399 devices pre-loaded Ubuntu or other Linux distro as the processor should be powerful enough for an entry level device.
It needs more ram.
Well, I don’t do video editing, I don’t play games and I don’t leave large numbers of browser tabs open. Mainly I use LibreOffice, Firefox, Chromium, and Thunderbird. Occasionally, I use Google Docs. Why would I need more than 2 GB of RAM?
Development and/or self-hosted building from source. You cannot efficiently do parallel builds (as in not hitting the swap) on 1GB per core with modern compilers, linkers and sizeable codebases.
So did they pass rk3368 by? Sure there’s tv boxes but that chip didn’t get alot of publicity. I hope( with a capital H) that these 3399 don’t run Android 6. That version is awful enough on phones. Android 7 should give Remix OS a reason to be alarmed as Nougat incorporates many remix features.
I usually run Thunderbird, Firefox, and Gimp at the same time, and 2GB is is not enough for that. I also have Skype, Owncloud and Dropbox running in the background, and sometimes I also use LibreOffice, so for the system to run smoothly I really need 4GB or more.
Yeah, it needs at least 4GB RAM, preferably 8GB. I use Linux heavily and have 16GB of RAM (it came with 4GB only) on my Lenovo laptop.
Will never use a laptop with < 16GB of RAM (or at least it should be upgradeable).
I'd have strongly considered buying the iFive thingy for the family had it had at least 4GB of RAM.
So you using a intel or AMD machine?
AMD FX8350 with 16GB RAM. I bought a new machine with 16GB RAM after I tried to compile Qt once on a machine with 4GB RAM, and a 10GB swap file was created at the end of the build (linking).
Whats wrong with Android 6 ? Its way better than the older ones. Especially on phones as its less power-hungry. On TV-Boxes it sould also be Android 6 cause the older ones will not be supported soon by Kodi (Starting with the Dropping of everything below 5.0 in Kodi 17).
Will Kodi forks also drop older Android?
Mind you Kodi is not everything.
Well as the forks are mostly based on kodi:yes they should be affected to. Kodi 17 doesn’t work on Kitkat or below…
I have a 2012, secondhand, AMD laptop I expanded to 8gb. It is much battered as I fell years back and smashed the screen. Still works but connects by hdmi to TV. Just the noise after using quiet fanless Android devices. Only a Phenom II x 4 2GHz.