We’ve already seen Apollo Lake TV sticks such as MeegoPad T11, ECDREAM A9, or BBen MN10. Linuxium reviewed ECDREAM A9 model on this blog, and found out that Windows 10 (pre-installed), and Ubuntu 17.04 operating systems ran reasonably well with two main downsides: the relatively slow eMMC flash, and the noisy fan.
Another issue is the size, as with 58mm width, it looks more an hybrid between a mini PC and a TV stick, than an actual TV stick. Another Apollo Lake TV/PC stick is now available with CA98 (aka CSA98) found on Aliexpress for $100, as well as on Shenzhen Indo Technology’s Alibaba page.
- SoC – Intel Celeron N3350 dual core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.4 GHz, 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 650 MHz; 6W TDP
- System Memory – 2GB LPDDR3
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash (optional 16, 64 or 128GB) + micro SD slot up to 128 GB
- Video Output – HDMI 1.4 port
- Audio – HDMI + 3.5mm headphone jack
- Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.2 (Intel 3165 AC module) with external antenna
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Misc – Power button
- Power Supply – 12V/1.5A via power barrel
- Dimensions – 11 cm x 4.7 cm x 1.73 cm
- Weight – 400 grams (must be package weight?)
The stick is said to run Windows 10 Home & Linux, but based on the description Windows 10 Home is pre-installed, and if you want Linux, you’d have to install it yourself.
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.