Open source HD video drivers for Allwinner A10 chips on the way

MK802 PC on a Stick

Folks have been running Ubuntu, Fedora, and other GNU/Linux operating systems on devices like the MK802 mini PC for well over a year. While the Allwinner A10 processor that powers those devices isn’t the most powerful ARM-based chip around (not by a long shot), it’s inexpensive and provides enough power for basic tasks such as […]

Lexibook Laptab is an Android tablet, notebook, kids computer

Lexibook Laptab

Lexibook has been making tiny laptops and small tablets for kids since at least 2008. Now the company’s combining the two, with the Lexibook Laptab. It’s a little computer that looks like a netbook, but which runs Google Android, features a touchscreen, and a hinge that lets you fold the screen down flat and use […]

Lilbits (4-22-2013): Microsoft might bring back the Start Button

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One of the most noticeable differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is that Microsoft’s newest operating system replaces the classic Start Menu with a new full-page Start Screen. The Start button is also gone. Instead you can bring up the Start Screen using gestures or by pulling your mouse cursor to the lower left […]

EOMA-68 cards could lead to upgradeable tablets (and other computers)

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You know how you can upgrade some components in your computer when they start to feel stale instead of going out and buying a whole new PC? That’s a lot harder to do with a laptop than a desktop, and the only “upgrade” most mobile tablets offer is the option to add a microSD card. […]

Android TV boxes that sit on top of your TV, point a camera at you

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Over the past year we’ve seen a number of companies put out small boxes designed to let you run Android apps on a TV. Now we’re starting to see boxes that are even designed to sit on top of your TV, while pointing a camera your way so you can make video calls, snap self […]

PengPod’s Linux-friendly tablets now shipping (to mixed reviews)

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PengPod is now shipping its first tablets to customers. These are 7 and 10 inch tablets that can run both Google Android and Linux. When you first turn on a PengPod 700 or PengPod 1000 tablet, it will boot into Google Android 4.0, but there’s also an 8GB microSD card in the box which has […]

Cloud Client $90 Allwinner A10 mini PC doesn’t skimp on ports

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Mini computers with Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processors have been around for much of the year. They tend to look like USB sticks with just a few ports for connecting a TV, keyboard or mouse, and not much else. Since they’re generally designed to let you run Android apps on a TV, that might be […]

Giada introduces ARM-based desktop computers

Giada Q11

Giada has been offering small form-factor desktop computers for the past few years. Up until recently they’ve all been powered by x86 processors and designed to run Windows. But now the company is dipping its toe in the Android space with a few new ARM-based computers. The Giada Q10 and Giada Q11 ARM-based mini PCs […]

PengPod raises more than $50,000, plans to ship Linux powered tablets soon

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PengPod plans to start shipping 7 and 10 inch tablets with support for Linux as well as Google Android in January. The company, founded by Neal Peacock, has been raising money to help support software development for the tablets — and Peacock just wrote in to let us know the project has surpassed its initial […]

PengPod hoping to ship inexpensive Linux tablets with 7, 10 inch displays

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It’s not that tough to get Linux up and running on a variety of ARM-based tablets, notebooks, or mini PCs. But PengPod founder Neal Peacock wants to go one step further and offer a line of tablets and mini PCs that ship with Linux instead of Google Android. He’s running an Indiegogo campaign to raise […]

$45 Cubieboard Allwinner A10 developer board prototype now available

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The Cubieboard is a tiny PC that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It’s been sold as a developer board which doesn’t include a case. But for just $10 than the cost of the Raspberry Pi, the Cubieboard offers a faster processor, more memory, and built-in storage. We got our first […]

$49 Cubieboard is an Allwinner A10 developer board (mini PC)

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The Cubieboard is a tiny computer board with an Allwinner A10 ARM-CortexA8 processor, Mali 400 graphics, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of flash storage and 2 SD card slots for additional storage space. It will be available soon for $49, making it one of the cheapest Allwinner A10-based computers around. That’s partly because this is a […]

A10 Media PC with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage launches in the UK

A10 Media PC

The A10 Media PC is a tiny computer with an Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor and 8GB of storage. Last month Cloudsto Electronics started offering a model with 512MB of RAM for £69.99. Now there’s a model with 1GB of DDR3 memory available for £84.99. Like the 512MB model, the new mini PC features an SD card […]