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Mini X TV Box: an Android 4.0 media player (6x6cm)

The market for miniPCs running Android is on a roll! The day after the kickoff of a gaming console draft, the Australian and Chinese distributor Miniand Tech, to whom we should have an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, launched the Mini X TV Box.

60 x 60 x 13 mm

Spotted by a fanlesstech.com, a website specialized in fanless computers, the “Mini X” inherits most of the technical details of the MK802 stick, but in a more convenient box, richer connectivity and comes standard with an infrared remote control .

It have the Allwinner A10 chip, the famous low cost SoC that offers Full HD 1080p decoding. This single-core CPU 1.5 GHz is supported by 512 MB of RAM and associated with 4 GB of storage, expandable via a microSDHC card (up to 32GB) or an external USB storage.

The connectivity includes a standard  HDMI output (probably 1.3), two USB 2.0 hosts, an infrared port and Wi-Fi n with external antenna.

Focusing as its name suggests on multimedia, the X Mini TV Box is based on an Android 4.0 that natively supports MKV, subtitles, which seems trivial but is still rare enough to be clarified, and even Blu-ray ISOs, probably without the menus. But Miniand Tech has an active community of hackers who offers Linux distributions such as Ubuntu to name just one.

The X Mini TV Box will soon be marketed by Miniand Tech, who will deliver it worldwide at a retail price of $100.

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