Firefly introduced its first single-board PC powered by a Rockchip RK3588S processor earlier this year. Now the company is has unveiled a full-fledged mini PC with the same processor.

The Firefly Station M3 is a 3.8″ x 2.9″ x 1.3″ computer with Rockchip’s octa-core processor, support for up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and the ability to drive up to two 8K displays. First unveiled earlier this month, the Station M3 is now available for purchase for $229 and up.

That makes the mini PC more expensive than the previous-gen Station M2, which sells for $99 and up. But the new Station M3 is substantially more powerful than the M2 thanks to a much more powerful processor. The entry-level model also comes with twice as much RAM and Station has also doubled the maximum amount of memory available.

At the heart of the Station M3 is a Rockchip RK3588S processor, which features:

  • 4 x ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores
  • 4 x ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores
  • ARM Mali-G610 MP4 graphics
  • NPU with up to 6 TOPs performance

Firefly is also doubling the amount of memory in the entry-level configuration. The Station M3 is available in 3 configurations:

  • 4GB RAM / 32GB eMMC storage for $229
  • 8GB RAM / 64GB eMMC storage for $309
  • 16GB RAM / 256GB eMMC storage for $459

The computer also has an M.2 2242 slot with support for SATA 3 or PCIe 2.0 NVMe SSDs, allowing you to perform your own storage upgrades. There’s also a microSD card reader for removable storage.

Ports include:

  • 1 x HDMI 2.1 (8K@60 fps or 4K@120fps)
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 (8K@30fps) support
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A port
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A port
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio jack
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port

The Station M2 supports WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connectivity and ships with Station OS, which is an Android-based operating system optimized for media consumption. But Firefly says the computer also supports stock Android as well as Ubuntu or other Linux-based operating systems.

via and AndroidTVBox

This article was first published August 5, 2022 and most recently updated August 24, 2022.

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