The number of mini-PCs as usb sticks are no longer counted. The majority are of Chinese manufactures and work on Android SO. Among the models that stand out, either by their price, their performance or connectivity, retain the Kimdecent MK806.
This mini-PC, barely bigger than a Wifi dongle, has in addition to the traditional USB port and HDMI output, an audio output jack. This feature allows unlike competing products, connect the MK806 to a single monitor and connect headphones or speakers on the device to take advantage of sound.
The rest is pretty standard features:
Rockchip RK3066 chip 1.6 GHz (based on the ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core)
- ARM Mali 400 GPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- 4 GB of internal storage
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- MicroSD card reader
- HDMI output
- Micro USB Port
- Audio jack
The Rockchip processor is more powerful than most Allwinner chip found in this type of device, however it does not show a good compatibility with Linux.
If you are looking for a inexpensive mini-computer to connect directly to your TV or your monitor, the MK806 meets these expectations. You may, at a low cost, benefit from Android games, surf the web, play HD movies…
The key is available from the Aliexpress dealer for $67 with free shipping.