Intel Apollo Lake HDMI TV Sticks Are Starting to Sell for $100

Last April, we discovered an early prototype of BBen mini computer, an HDMI TV Stick based on Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake processor that was supposed to start selling in July. It may have been delayed a little, but MeeGoPad T11 model is already listed on Alibaba, and ECDREAM A9 model on both Alibaba and Amazon US, where it is sold for $189 with free shipping (from China). Still no news from Intel’s own Apollo Lake Compute Sticks however, maybe they’ve canceled them… [Update: I’ve just found ECDREAM A9 for $99.99 on GeekBuying] ECDREAM A9 “Chocolate Windows” PC stick specifications: 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 OR Intel Celeron N3450 quad core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.2 GHz, 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 700 MHz; 6W TDP System Memory – 2, 4, or …

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MeegoPad T8 TV Stick Supports Dual Displays via HDMI and USB type C Ports

MeegoPad T8 was a Windows 10 mini projector in 2015, but time has passed, and the company has now decided to use the same name for a Windows 10 HDMI TV stick  supporting two displays thanks to the usual HDMI 1.4 male port, as well as a USB -C port with DisplayPort capability. MeegoPad T08 TV stick specifications: SoC – Intel Atom x5-Z8350 “Cherry Trail” quad core processor @ 1.44 GHz / 1.92 GHz with Intel Gen8 HD graphics (2W SDP) System Memory – 4GB DDR3L-1600 Storage – 32 GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 128 GB Video Output – HDMI 1.4 male connector + USB type C port Audio I/O – HDMI, USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 USB – 2x USB 2.0 host port, 1x USB 3.1 type C port for power, data, and video output, 1x micro USB port, 1x micro USB port for power only …

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MeegoPad A02 Remix OS TV Stick Has Now Launched on Indiegogo for $39 and Up

MeegoPad A02 octa-core Remix OS first launched in China for as low as 199 CNY ($30), and the company has raised around 107,000 RMB (~$16,300 US) so far. In the meantime, they’ve also launched the product on Indiegogo for a ~25% markup for cheapest pledge as the 1GB RAM/16GB Flash is offered for $39 + shipping, instead of $30 + shipping in China. The specifications have not changed much (some features have been clarified), and there are still two models with different memory and storage capacities: SoC – Allwinner A83T octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 @ 1.6 GHz with  PowerVR SGX544MP1 GPU System Memory / Storage 1GB DDR3L + 16 GB eMMC flash, and micro SD slot up to 128GB OR 2GB DDR3L + 32 GB eMMC flash, and micro SD slot up to 128GB Video Output – HDMI 1.4 up to 1080p60 Audio Output – HDMI, 3,5 mm headphone jack Connetivity – 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 USB – 2x …

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MeegoPad A02 Octa-Core Remix OS TV Stick Sells for $30 and Up (in China)

After tablets, mini PCs, laptops, and All-in-one PCs, Remix OS is getting on yet another form factor with MeegoPad A02 TV stick powered by Allwinner A83T octa-core Cortex A7 processor with 1 or 2GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB storage. MeegoPad A02 specifications: SoC – Allwinner A83T octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 @ 2.0 GHz with  PowerVR SGX544MP1 GPU System Memory – 1GB or 2GB DDR3L Storage – 16GB or 32GB eMMC flash, micro SD slot up to 128GB Video Output – HDMI up to 4K resolution Audio Output – HDMI, 3,5 mm headphone jack Connetivity – 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB port for power Misc – Power button Power Supply – 5V/2A via micro USB Dimensions – 110 x 43 x 9.9 mm Weight – 50 grams The device runs Remix OS 2.0 based on Android 5.1 with desktop optimizations such as taskbar, start menu, multi-window support,.. and Microsoft Office …

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Ten Most Popular Posts of 2015 and Statistics on CNX Software

In the second part of 2014, we saw a big jump in performance thanks to Cortex A15 and A17 based SoCs, and higher clocked Cortex A9 processors such as Rockchip RK3288 and Amlogic S812, but in 2015, TV box companies have focused on lowering the price and adding features such as HDMI 2.0, instead of looking for higher and higher CPU and GPU performance, and they’ve also moved to 64-bit ARM platform. Intel also continued its foray into low cost HDMI sticks and mini PCbased on Bay Trail, and later on Cherry Trail based devices.  The development boards story was also very much about lower cosst with the $15 Orange Pi PC, follow a few months later by the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, although people looking for performance at any price still saw the release of Nvidia Jetson TX1 board. It’s was also a big year for IoT with the continued rise of ESP8266 with more and more options, and …

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MeegoPad T08 Windows 10 mini Projector is Powered by Intel Atom x5 Processor

This week-end, I quickly mentioned MeegoPad T08 projector while announced MeegoPad T07 TV Stick Indiegogo campaign, so today, I’ll have a closer as the Intel Atom x5-Z8300 “Cherry Trail” based Windows 10 projector. MeegoPad T08 projector preliminary specifications: SoC – Intel Atom qual core “Cherry Trail” x5-z8300 or z5-8500 processor with Intel HD Gen8 graphics System Memory – 4GB DDR3L-1600 Storage – 32 to 64 GB eMMC storage + micro SD card Projector – 1280 x 800 resolution, up to 110″ screen projection, 400 lumens, and optional touchscreen support Video – HDMI input or output? port Audio – HDMI,  headphone jack, JBL speakers Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 USB – 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB 3.0 port Misc – Power button Battery – 10,400 or 12,000 mAh battery Power Supply – 5V Dimensions – 139 x 79 x 16 mm The project will run Windows 10, and I’m not sure whether Linux would work with the projector …

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MeegoPad T07 Cherry Trail TV Stick with 4GB RAM Costs $109 (Crowdfunding)

There was some confused when MeegoPad T05, T06 and T07 Cherry Trail TV dongles details surfaced with specifications changing from sites to sites.  One forum post on x86pad.com, clarified MeegoPad products line up, including a new MeegoPad T08 Cherry Trail projector with battery. MeegoPad T07 was confirmed to be actively cooled with a small fan, and come with 2GB as seen on GeekBuying and GearBest, but the company also just launched a flexible funding Indiegogo campaign for the 4GB RAM version. MeegoPad T07 specifications: SoC – Intel Atom x5-Z8300 “Cherry Trail” quad core processor @ 1.44 GHz (Turbo frequency: 1.84 GHz) with Intel Gen8 HD graphics (2W SDP) System Memory –  4GB LPDDR3-1600 Storage – 32GB eMMC 5.0 flash + micro SD slot up to 128GB Video Output – HDMI 1.4 male connector Audio I/O – HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 USB – 2x USB 2.0 host port, 1x micro USB …

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MeegoPad T05, T06, T07 HDMI TV Sticks Feature Intel Atom X5 Processors, 2 to 4 GB RAM

Most low cost mini PCs based on Bay Trail or Cherry Trail processor come with only 2GB RAM, which may limit what you can do on such device, and limits multi-tasking abilities. MeegoPad T05 and T06 HDMI sticks will allow you to do more thanks to 4GB RAM connected to a quad core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 a x5-Z8500 processors, while MeegoPad T07 is still limited to 2GB RAM, and features the same x5-Z8300 processor found in Tronsmart Ara X5. MeegoPad T05, T06, T07 preliminary specifications [Update: the specs appear to change daily, see https://plus.google.com/+IanMORRISON/posts/T6MtT6PfVvV]: SoC T05, T06 – Intel Atom x5-Z8500 “Cherry Trail” quad core processor @ 1.44 GHz (Turbo frequency: 2.24 GHz) with Intel Gen8 HD graphics (2W SDP) T07 – Intel Atom x5-Z8300 “Cherry Trail” quad core processor @ 1.44 GHz (Turbo frequency: 1.84 GHz) with Intel Gen8 HD graphics (2W SDP) System Memory –  T05, T06: 4GB RAM; T07: 2GB RAM Storage – 32 to 64 GB …

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