Enthusiasts of embedded computing seem to be spoiled for choices nowadays.
A Chinese-made computer that’s slightly larger than a typical thumbdrive can now be purchased online for just $ 74.
The MK802 is similar to the Cotton Candy computer-on-a-stick. Both are powered by ARM processors and support Android or other ARM-compatible Linux operating systems. It comes with a Mali 400 GPU that enables it to output 1080p video through HDMI.
Despite its small size (it weighs just about 7 ounces), the MK802 has a microSD card slot to add to its built-in 4GB flash storage, together with a full-size USB port and a micro-USB version. Wi-Fi is also supported.
The more expensive $ 199 Cotton Candy does have better hardware, including a dual-core ARM chip c… [Read more]
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