Chinese equipment maker plans to launch a new USB thumb-drive sized computer, or internet TV accessory called the Enjoy Stick ATV100 by the end of the month. Charbax from ARMDevices.net got a sneak peek at the Computex trade show in Taiwan last week.
At first glance, the ATV100 looks a lot like the MK802 Mini PC that I’ve been playing with for the past few days. But Geniatech’s little PC on a stick has a few things that help distinguish it from the flood of similar devices that appear to be hitting the market this year.
First, it has an ARM Cortex-A9 processor which should offer better performance than the Cortex-A8 chip in the MK802.
Second, it has an IR port for use with a remote control — and you can plug in an extender so that if you plug the ATV100 into an HDMI port on the back of your TV or monitor you can run the IR receiver around to the front of the device so you can still use a remote control with the device even if you can’t see the ATV100.
There’s also a spot for an external antenna, which could allow the ATV100 to get better WiFi reception than some devices in its class.
The Geniatech Enjoy Stick ATV100 has an 800 MHz processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory, 2GB of flash storage, and runs Google Android 4.0 software. It has a full-sized USB port, a mini USB port, a microSD card slot, and HDMI output supporting 720p displays.
via CNX Software