The MK802 is a tiny computer that you can plug into a keyboard, mouse, and TV to run Android, Ubuntu, or other operating systems. It’s proven popular with tinkerers due to its size, low power consumption, and low price — you can pick up an MK802 for around $70.

Now there’s a new model making the rounds. It’s called the MK802 II, and it features more USB ports and a built-in HDMI connector that lets you plug the device directly into a TV or monitor without any extra cables.

Rikomagic MK802 II

Rikomagic UK is selling the MK802 II for about £70, while you can pick one up in the US from w2Comp for about $77.

Like the original MK802, the new model has an Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 single core processor, Mali 400 graphics, and 4GB of storage. It comes with Android 4.0 preloaded on the internal storage and can access the Google Play Store.

The device has 1GB of RAM, a microSDHC card slot, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi.

While the original had 1 full-sized USB port, 1 mini USB port, and 1 mini HDMI port, the MK802 has 1 full-sized USB port, 2 micro USB ports, and a full-sized HDMI connector.

The MK802 II also has a redesigned circuit board and a built-in power regulator which, among other things, should make it easier to overclock, underclock, and shut down the device properly. If you’ve ever tried turning off the original MK802, you’ll know that it just sort of freezes when it gets a power-down signal. The only way to really turn it off is to unplug it… which can be somewhat problematic in some operating systems.

The package also includes a few cables and adapters including an adapter that will let you connect a full-sized USB cable to one of those micro USB ports.

Overall, the new model isn’t that much different from the original. It still has a relatively slow, low power processor and limited storage. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Part of what made the original MK802 popular is that a range of Linux-based operating systems including Ubuntu and Fedora can run on devices with the Allwinner A10 processor. It’s also extraordinarily easy to run alternate operating systems on the MK802, since it can be booted from a microSD card. All you have to do is load Ubuntu or another operating system on an SD card and insert it into the card slot before turning the computer on.

To return to Android, just unplug the power source, pop out the SD card, and plug in the power source again to reboot into Android.

You can find more photos at the Rikomagic UK forum.

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27 replies on “MK802 II Android 4.0 Mini PC now shipping”

  1. Hey guys, have you heard about the brand Measy? They have a similar product – Measy U1A.

    1. last time I purchased mk802 from aliexpress and they send me another model, they always sell fake items, please aware of it!!!

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        3.their transaction recorders ,I never buy from the store the positive feedback under 99%. see the following store buy from very nice transaction:
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  2. can someone tell me why someone would use this,and what for,,wouldnt you have to still lug around a monitor, mouse keyboard, speakes,,etc,,,wouldnt it be easier to carry a tablet….just asking,,thanks

    1. Did you read the story? “a built-in HDMI connector that lets you plug the device directly into a TV or monitor without any extra cables”

      People will soon figure out that tablets are such a fad.. Cool, but not THAT cool for the money.

    2. I got mine to use as a portable headless Linux box i can remote into *from* my tablet or phone.

  3. w2comp does show
    Rikomagic in its picture. Does w2comp sell
    Rikomagic or lookalike ?

    1. They are selling Rikomagic and they are authorised distributor of rikomagic.

      1. it seems that only w2comp sell original rikomagic mk802 II. They have certificate from rikomagic.

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