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Ubuntu 12.04 (and Lubuntu 12.04) images for the MK802 mini PC

Just in case you had any doubt that the MK802 $74 PC-on-a-stick was a versatile computer, the folks at Miniand Tech have compiled several versions of Ubuntu 12.04 Linux that can run on the little computer. We’ve already demonstrated that the MK802 can handle Android 4.0 (which it ships with), Puppy Linux, and Ubuntu 10.04. […]

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VIA APC $49 computer up for pre-order, ships in July

The APC is a tiny computer system that sells for $49, and which should be capable of running Android, Linux, and other operating systems (but not Windows 7). It ships with Google Android 2.3. First introduced last month, VIA Technologies is now taking pre-orders for the APC and plans to start shipping the little computer […]

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Intel’s Next Unit of Computing mini-PC could hit retail for $400

Intel recently unveiled a new reference design for a palm-sized mini computer with an Intel Core i3 processor. The company’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform was originally designed for niche markets such as digital signage and kiosks. But in case you hadn’t noticed, mini PCs are generating a lot of interest these days — […]

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Geniatech Enjoy TV Stick ATV100: Android PC on a stick with ARM Cortex-A9

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 got a sneak peek at the Computex trade show in Taiwan last week. At first glance, the ATV100 looks a lot like the MK802 […]

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Pocket TV USB stick turns a TV into an Android-powered PC

There’s no shortage of miniature computers with ARM-based processors and relatively low price tags these days. I’ve been testing the MK802 $74 Android 4.0 PC on a stick for the last few days, and while it’s certainly no powerhouse, it’s a surprisingly versatile little device. The Raspberry Pi is a $35 PC designed for education. […]

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Communication Technology unveils Detsel-01 Mini PC with Atom CPU

Chinese device maker Communication Technology has introduced a new mini-computer called the MiniPC Detsel-01. It’s basically a desktop computer or set-top-box that fits in the palm of your hand. Unlike some mini PCs we’ve seen lately, this one has an x86 processor. While it’s a low power Intel Atom processor designed for embedded systems, theoretically it […]