Liliputing MINIX Neo G4 mini PC giveaway

Over the past few months a number of companies have put out tiny Android TV sticks featuring low power processors such as the Rockchip RK3066 dual core CPU. But the J&W MINIX Neo G4 stands out from the crowd thanks to sturdy build quality, good power management, and the best WiFi performance of any mini PC I’ve tested so far.

The folks behind this little Android computer sent me a demo unit to check out recently… and now that I’ve done that, it’s time to let someone else have a chance.

The MINIX Neo G4 sells for  about $80, but you we’re giving one away as part of our Liliputing 2012 Holiday giveaway.

MINIX Neo G4

The MINIX Nego G4 has 1 GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 802.11n WiFi, and quad-core ARM Mali 400 graphics.

It runs Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and offers a choice of a standard Android app launcher or a custom launcher designed for big-screen displays. The device also comes with the Google Play Store pre-installed, making it easy to download third party apps.

There’s an HDMI port and USB port which makes it easy to hook up a TV or monitor and a keyboard or mouse. MINIX also includes a tiny remote control which works reasonably well — as long as you have a direct line of sight between the remote and the Neo G4.

How to win: Leave a comment by 5:00AM, 12/20/2012

Leave a comment below by the time the contest closes and you’re automatically entered in the contest. Please make sure I have a way to contact you — if your Disqus account is associated with an email address or if you sign in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ that should do the trick.

Here are the rules:

  • This contest is open to residents of the continental United States.
  • Please leave only one comment on this post. If you try to enter multiple times, I’ll discard your entries.
  • Winners will be randomly chosen from all valid entries.
  • Once a winner is notified, that person has 48 hours to respond. If we don’t hear back, we’ll pick another winner.
  • If you’ve won something else from Liliputing in the last 30 days, it’s someone else’s turn. Please don’t bother entering. We’ll just toss out your entry.

Thanks again to MINIX for sending us this NEO G4 TV stick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cassidy.nicholson.7 Cassidy Nicholson

    Thanks again for an opportunity to win one of these fantastic products.

  • Rob Rooberts

    I’d love to own it…

  • otis

    Ok Here we go again……one more time….

  • KatieK

    If at first you don’t succeed…

  • web

    tes i like it

  • http://twitter.com/WetNilly Jared N

    Count me in. Thanks, Brad :)

  • RangerFriday

    Please please please

  • http://www.facebook.com/theclivec Clive Chang

    la la la me please :3

  • cy1clown

    Thanks I’ll take that if you don’t mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.smith.961 Gary Smith

    WE need THIS!!!! …I THINK…

  • http://twitter.com/rvrickv rvrickv

    Me!

  • Tandroid

    Ok.. Will give it another try.

  • Tron_67

    I need a TV stick! Please?

  • Davidt

    I never win anything

  • http://www.facebook.com/sixteenbitsamurai Tony Casagrande

    I can haz lapdock upgraid?

  • Steve Glynn

    Yes please!

  • ganeyvim

    Sounds very good

  • B J Books

    Getting disillusioned by my inability to ever win a contest like this. Liliputing, give me hope. :)

  • Ofen

    pick me

  • Kevin Tierney

    Entering yet another contest that I will not win

  • Danoivy

    My TV wants this.

  • fdzimmerman

    Netflix! Woo hoo!

  • smallfry

    merry christmas

  • mat bentley

    Eh, I wonder if 7 months is too long for me to return my raspberry pi :)

    I’m so glad to see so many shenzen mini PC’s crop up, these things are wonderful for home automation, the brains for a NAS, a low power server, torrent client, robotics, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/Tech1206 Tech 1206

    Pick me, please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/keith.dunn.33 Keith Dunn

    Aye thanks again. Love the look of these little babys. :)

  • John Ruschmeyer

    Me, plz…

  • jamesfk

    entering contest

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1236514655 Jason Wilkins

    o/

  • blazingwolf

    I’ve been looking in to one of these. Would love to win one. :)

  • Randy Johnson

    Want. Please and Thank You

  • rformisa

    Perfect to use with my Motorola lapdock.

  • AA

    This one looks nice.

  • Cory AskandIwillTell

    Count me in.

  • http://twitter.com/UpJaked J▲KED▼P

    I never win these contests…

  • http://twitter.com/judgejohnson62 Jesse Johnson

    Would love to have this thing hooked up to my TV.

  • spintrex

    The G4 looks pretty nifty! Would love to win one of these

  • biboka

    take a try again :-)

  • Sara Scruggs

    pretty please with a cherry on top

  • George

    Thank you.

  • Jacob Rademaker

    This would be an awesome christmas present.

  • Jariggs

    Would love to get this

  • Hot_Pockets_Ding

    This is the winning comment!

  • RegGilbert

    I’m in!

  • DancesWithRobots

    This is one of the nicer sticks I’ve seen.

  • charginout

    ho ho ho merry christmas, yo!c

  • http://twitter.com/EricSeale Eric

    My MK802 could use a big brother.

  • Roger H.

    I would like to enter the drawing for this giveaway, please. Thanks.

  • Jeremiah Burt

    Here we go!

  • http://twitter.com/Jason13L Jason Lassourreille

    Once again into the fray!

  • Rudi Kramer

    239th

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.carlino.3 Matthew Carlino

    onward

  • 1wenter1

    Please pick me :)

  • Vouty

    Thanks.

  • J Brown

    Count me in one more time.

  • http://www.themacuniverse.com ghostshadow

    My modded (original) xbox needs an upgrade :D. It can’t handle HD video as well as this puppy could!

  • charting

    wow — how many different varieties o these small Android computers can they make?
    Yeah, more fun toys… I’ll give it a good home!

  • aiden9

    Yes please.

  • flcommuter

    Here’s my entry :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shawne-Beeson/100000728451467 Shawne Beeson

    I have not won yet, maybe this time

  • drjayphd

    I’ll be taking this.

  • bradley Gillett

    thanks would love it

  • imutau

    Been waiting on this one. Good Luck To Me!!

  • Bianca

    Been looking into getting one of these and reading all your reviews. Please!

  • Jj Doctoria

    I want one please!!!

  • boonesimpson

    yeah

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nicky1979 Shaun Nicholas Naidoo

    This would be lotsa fun to play with

  • http://www.facebook.com/julien.ouy Julien Ouy

    Hello, let’s try again !

  • James Pulker

    Agreed! I would very much appreciate this.

  • Narmer

    Please consider me. Please?

  • Chris Lee

    Thanks for doing this great giveaway!

  • Steve DeNeefe

    These little computers are ridiculously small and inexpensive!

  • jb82

    win

  • Clair G

    OOOH OOOH OOOOOOH! Pick Me! Pick Me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grégory-Péruchon/100003607264350 Grégory Péruchon

    Pick me!

  • Miloš Klimko

    Please, let me win first time in my life :)

  • Yudit Kho

    Here we go again hahaha…

  • http://www.facebook.com/beowabbit Jay Sekora

    Sure!

  • ColonelPanic

    Any word on Jelly Bean for these RK3066 devices?

  • David Brink

    Thanks

  • m4rk4

    Ho ho ho!

  • Mac Cody

    Thank you, sir. Can I have another? Oh, wait. I haven’t gotten one yet.

  • Geovane Gomes

    Let’s there!

  • Ryan

    Looks pretty cool!

  • hkim

    LOve it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tifany.oslin Tifany Oslin

    Please Santa, I’ve been good (well mostly!) I would really like one of these!

  • zviivz

    Haven’t won any of the contests posted. Maybe this one for the jolly fa la la la?

  • Doug Dunfee

    Please please please :-)

  • Vishnu Sarda

    I am going to win it this time, Come on Santa, do some magic :)

  • itool

    Me me

  • pastoruac

    Hey, I’d like one of those, if it’s not too much trouble. Thanks for considering me.

  • Desertbears

    Minix hmm

  • cjeep

    Thanks

  • bootstrap

    Thanks for posting

  • http://twitter.com/javalife javalife

    thanks!

  • mike sullivan

    all ways up for trying to win some thing free.

    Mike

  • toshmiller

    Meeeeeeeee

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.gibbs.16 Dave Gibbs

    Merry Christmas

  • Mobile1

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • spyb

    good luck to everyone

  • Sam Kantor

    Thanks for the opportunity

  • srirams

    I’d like to win!

  • Dan Kenney

    Comment

  • RoboTackle

    If only Jedi mind tricks worked over text.

  • Jonathan Donais

    Is Santa real?

  • cuzmo

    Maybe the 3rd time willbe a charm….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregg-Jones/527975393 Gregg Jones

    Hello

  • Mark

    Merry Christmas to me, thanks Liliputing!
    Mark

  • Veronica

    Awesome, this device looks pretty cool, than other smart tv sticks. Hope to be the lucky one this time :P. Charming voice Brad!

  • wsabillon

    Count me in

  • xspook

    Pessimism 101 – Expect nothing, receive nothing in abundance. Don’t bother picking me to win, chance never makes eye contact with me. And, if I’m wrong, at least I’ll be pleasantly surprised. /)

  • UIW

    I hope I get it!

  • http://twitter.com/tombcannon Katie

    That’s pretty nifty.

  • Bryce Schmidt

    I think these things are pretty cool. Not going to buy one yet though. Waiting for the Ouya to hit the market in March 2013.

  • Ermete

    LiliSanta give it to me!

  • Nate Owens

    Definitely getting in on this contest…

  • ken2johnson

    I’d like to try it out.

  • funt12

    Nice!

  • Apple Orange

    I’ll take it!

  • G Lowe

    looks good

  • david

    Thanks for doing this!

  • ron k

    i hope I’m the lucky one

  • David Garver

    I know this is the one for me…

  • frank

    looks neat.. I want one

  • jwzhao

    thanks.

  • loopyduck

    Not bad.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/117122893301740361427 Steven Baumann

    One of these sticks that has a proper tv UI finally

  • http://www.facebook.com/polo.fion Polo Fion

    Thx in advance ;)

  • john4228

    I can’t think of anything to comment on.

  • nards barley

    Another futile effort to win something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.higgins.507 Timothy Higgins

    Good stuff. Thanks again!

  • John Lien

    All I want for Christmas is my smart tv stick, my smart tv stick…

  • Mark

    Oh man, this is the one I bookmarked as the ONE I WANT based on your review of a few weeks ago. (I want and need one of these little Android sticks for when I travel….) Little did I know it is literally the one I want?!

  • mjamus

    This is the one ill win

  • slacksoul

    Lucky number 135.

  • cirruscfi

    Looks like fun to me.

  • http://rct.me.ht/ crashsuit

    That’s a lot of nuts!

  • Rico Suave

    rico.suave.dulce
    gmail

  • George Garcia

    I want to win

  • http://twitter.com/MasonFarber Mason Andrew Farber

    I’ve been interested in these android computers for a while now, hope to win!

  • junkymonkey

    Great reviews on great little machines. Playing with one of these babies might help me forget that my mother in law is in town.

  • Ramil Belen

    Was always wanting one of these. Pick me.

  • phreon

    It even has remote. I need a remote!

  • strider_mt2k

    Oh man it’s awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jose.marron.507 Jose Marron

    I would love a mini pc

  • dapperdanman

    Came here looking into Raspberry Pi ideas. This looks just as great! Best of luck to everyone.

  • SeanKPS

    Wow 1% battery here we go!

  • http://www.facebook.com/caseus.viridis Xin Wang

    I want to win this!

  • Keo

    I’m in for this one too

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Moser/1674834850 Travis Moser

    I would love to have this tiny computer.

  • Kendrick Curry

    Please let me win i’m 0for10

  • Mark

    Cool

  • http://profiles.google.com/mtthwgrms Matthew Grimes

    Today is a good day to win.

  • Onyros

    I’d love to get me some Minix.

  • Jim MacLeod

    Ooh this looks neat.

  • techuser2012

    I definitely would love wining this!

  • carsultyal

    Another nice givaway. Thanks!

  • MikeB

    Just go ahead and mail it on to me, or keep drawing till you hit my name, either way!

  • Harry

    I hope I could win this. The tablet giveaways are very elusive. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/trencher41 Greg Schultz

    Pick me

  • Pabbott

    I haven’t ever won anything from Liliputing. Please put me in the running for the MINIX NEO G4 TV stick

  • lety

    yesyes

  • htpcdude

    I want one

  • Darren Ball

    Neo G4 or Zeus? Which would you prefer?

  • Rich Holm

    Cool device!

  • pmisisco
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-Lafferty/100000565965304 Jerry Lafferty

    Very cool little guy, I would love to add it to my gadget collection. Thanks.

    ……https://www.facebook.com/mrcapncaveman?ref=tn_tnmn

  • http://www.facebook.com/matty.bru Matty Bru

    Gimme Gimme Gimme!

  • Karmalily

    That would be cool to have.

  • kfish

    I am serious about this little gem. Sure wish I had a stick like this.

  • Jake Parker

    Why not me?

  • scionic

    me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me and did I say -me !!!

  • ryanyee

    I want this sample too

  • mwhitacre

    just what i wanted

  • Lonnie Preis

    Pick me!

  • Chister
  • tbonedeals

    Sign me up please

  • http://www.facebook.com/meehjeevan Jeevan Shrestha

    I like it and I want it :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/meehjeevan Jeevan Shrestha

    I want it :)

  • FourthDr

    Nice little PC stick. Better than the raspberry pi??

  • yuzi

    Interesting gadget

  • Wm Armbruster

    Even the name harkens back to earliest Linus Torvalds days.

  • Ryan

    Looks great, I want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.walker.169067 Dan Walker

    I want one!!!

  • Rajeev P.V.

    Looks like someone from middle east will win

  • Shawn

    Would be nice…

  • Jorge Abrajan

    A comment.

  • Blorph Mcgugu
  • Michel Van Essen

    hoorday for another giveaway!

  • C-LOS

    Love to have this under my tree.Merry x-mas

  • dr. burro

    Love this little device. I wish HBO Go supported HDMI out on it, though…

  • http://www.facebook.com/alleyn.harned Alleyn Harned

    womp womp

  • eldon

    I want this quad core one,

  • Dennis

    Great specs for a mini pc. Happy Holidays To All !!!

  • Jimmy Schaefer

    MEEE!

  • nickj7

    there can be only one

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Contrary/100002170414129 Mary Contrary

    I’m over due for some good luck. Pick me pick me

  • Carlos Vargas

    I can’t wait to try it, assuming I win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Myadoesntknow Mya Wuz Here

    i want one of these really bad

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Schwening/100000387741884 Bill Schwening

    hi mom! hope i win! pls pls pls pls. things worth 80 bones anyway

  • Andrew Santos

    Count me in.

  • http://twitter.com/slovotepec Martin Šauer

    Looks great, can I have one please? :)

  • Omkar

    Here is another entry as always….:-(

  • JD

    Nice, I like the presence of a dedicated ‘off’ feature. This makes me
    wonder if certain Linux distro’s can be used as with the Rikomagic MK802
    series? I’d love to win this unit please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.matlack.7 Justin Matlack

    I’d like to play around with this!

  • pietdv

    Howdy.

    always interested in Android based Mini-PC’s

    Christmas greetings from Norway!

    -piet

  • DanKleinsmann

    looks sweet, i’m in!

  • James O’Shea

    I’ve been thinking about getting one of these…

  • man0000

    Still trying to get one of the gifts before the end of the world. THANKS…

  • sudros

    Even willing to pay for the shipping :) Can’t pass up the opportunity to win something. Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/morsetlis Phu Tran

    hokay

  • http://www.facebook.com/federico.leoni.10 Federico Leoni

    Me!! Me! Pleeeeeeeease?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001689067633 Вадим Казьмин

    +1

  • jparnell84

    Here’s my comment

  • chris615x

    Waiting to be picked. Hopefully.

  • Michael Badger

    I’ll take it!

  • Chris

    This would be useful…

  • http://twitter.com/mm715 Alan L. Hanson

    Nice set-up with the remote.

  • Odi

    Merry Christmas!!

  • Gabriel Hart

    been wanting to try one of these here doo-hickies

  • http://twitter.com/6Leinad6 Dan R

    Count me in

  • Eric Busse

    In for one!

  • Boleslovas

    Perfect x-mas present. Hope i win!

  • kmand

    Pick Me!

  • Developer BL

    I had a dream….. Please make it come true

  • Jeffery Lenz

    This would be a dream come true right now. :)

  • http://twitter.com/frauhottelmann frauhottelmann

    This would also be great for my new TV :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/jared.esodo Jared Distasio

    This would be a cool stocking stuffer.

  • http://twitter.com/Teikies Teikies

    count me in pls :)

  • Carlos Marcelo de Oliveira Ste

    a message…

  • Juan Camilo Rozo

    I could find a use for one of those…

  • Adam

    Oh man I want that!

  • Chris Jones

    This would be awesome. Thank you.

  • ILikeAndroid

    This one looks like a fun device.

  • Paul
  • TryHoster

    that would be nice for the living room

  • Melove63

    This would be the Perfect device for my 11 year old son. He has downs syndrome and lacks the fine motor dexterity to use a keyboard. I have purchased a head pointing device for him and a large screen monitor with USB ports. We had been using a windows based computer,but it was too complicated for him. We bought a less expensive tablet with android 2.3 and he could do so much more,but still the keyboard was a problem,and the tablet would not connect to the monitor. I was online today in search of SOMETHING to help him as he is so bright,it seemed unfair his finger movements were all that was keeping him from the android apps and internet use that he loves. Today I believe I have found the perfect device.He can control it by remote or his pointing device,it is android based ,easy to use ,and inexpensive. I would love to win this for him, but even if I don’t I want to thank liliputing for the article and video educating us all about this wonderful device. It may just be a cool thing to a lot of people, but imagine the miracle it is to the disabled and even to the financially disadvantaged as well. Happy Holidays to all and good luck to everyone.Again,thank you for this great contest and this wonderful article.

  • charliearthur

    These mini PCs are really dope. Would love to get my hands on one *sigh*

  • Callisaurus

    Aching to give one of these android mini PCs a test drive.

  • kristin82

    I would really like to win this for my little brother. He has Downs and my mom could set him up with this device to get online. He can use android,but has to have people push the keyboard buttons for him. With this he could work on his own. I’m 29 and know mom has looked for and bought so many windows devices that were disappointments. I hope I win this for him, just to see him have some independence. This would also be great for people who truly can’t afford a computer or android device or especially an apple overpriced product. Good luck to all, but I still hope I win for my little bro.Thanks

  • Yat

    Thanks

  • hhtmp88

    The remote control is the critical factor for the success of this kind of product!
    -> Unfortunately this TV stick doesn’t have a good remote control!

  • Gregory Tippery

    Under the tree it goes

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=635496425 Kit Chung

    yes please

  • Matrim1170

    pick me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555441636 William Wallace

    I would love to have this for my TV. It would be so amazing to run all kinds of OS’s with this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/napoli80 Alexander Napoli

    Count me in!

  • Kiran Gopinath

    I’d love to win this one for my TV!!!

  • buzz86us

    I needs one of these so bad

  • Kyle Platt

    Yes please

  • http://twitter.com/f1vefour Tim Turner

    I have been wanting one of these sticks to work on, I’m a kernel developer always on the lookout for cool embedded technology.

  • hmf

    Gotta be in it to win it!

  • nancyscorner

    My daughter will love this we both love android games and it’s other features.

  • michael sherman

    This looks pretty cool

  • Jim Arnold

    I could make us of this.

  • stephen Lee

    In it to win it!

  • http://twitter.com/lecanardzero Richard Duck

    I want to win this!

  • deadhp1

    rolls dice again…

  • Jacky

    TY. Need one.

  • west4street

    I want to try it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001056924701 Sidney Atta-Ekanan

    Leave a comment, checked. By 5:00AM checked, 12/20/2012 checked. Now can I win this thing finally?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731206616 Thu Nguyen

    Love this site!

  • jfjet

    I’d love to get one of these pcs-on-a-stick

  • John

    This would make my Christmas perfect.

  • Techiecappydog

    Would like to have this one…..Please put my name in the hat. Thank you

  • Pedro Haas

    let it be me!

  • Ewoks

    Leaving comment to win and enjoy ;)

  • gerald482x

    Yesssss, gonna win me a MINIX.

  • rpjacobs

    Comment

  • Brendan7654

    these mini pc’s are the future!! it’s taking everything with you where ever you go and not hassling with a regular notebook. also, i would love to win one!!!

  • Goran

    Let’s do this!

  • Howard Truesdell

    I think Robots stole my luggage……

  • http://twitter.com/Joseph73 Joseph Procopio

    Count me in

  • Sam McCollum

    This looks like a pretty awesome little device! It’s so small it almost seems like the kind of thing James Bond would carry around.

  • Daniel Prefountain

    I am already picturing the alternative uses for this device. cool

  • Brett Monty

    This is very neat. Much better than the other TV sticks I’ve seen. Is there root for it?
    I hope to win (even though I never do XD). I love your site!

  • Steve Fink

    Diibbs on this….

  • Tom Costello

    Looks like a cool device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elijah.rompa Elijah Rompa

    I would love to try one of these things with a dual core rock chip in it and see how the performance is increased.

  • Alex Lees

    Will this do?

  • lwill

    Try again, again.

  • Dale

    Wow, these guys know how to tap into my nostalgia. Minix was the first Unix-like OS I used, and the Neo G4 part reminds me of the awesome Neo Geo video game hardware I lusted over in the early 90s.

  • anon

    yep

  • james1221x

    One of these days. BANG. ZOOM.

  • dhalbert

    An entry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1191214041 Leonard Chasten

    I hope this is the start of a new wave of portable computing….

  • ryan

    i want one!!!

  • Jake
  • http://www.facebook.com/Imwussie Aaron Nash

    I’d love one of these!

  • http://twitter.com/senfrosh senfrosh

    YOU LUCKY DEVIIL

  • Bart

    Sweet, I want one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.lipscomb.90 Jim Lipscomb

    very nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kunle-Ferreira/1188540234 Kunle Ferreira

    Wow

  • http://www.facebook.com/miron.michalko Miron Michalko

    Winning.

  • renw0rp

    please, me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mateusz.matuszewski.792197 Mateusz Matuszewski

    would be a perfect give for me :D

  • Elad

    Hope it’s not too late…

  • Viktor Ahnfelt

    OK, i was too late now?