This dual-core Android mini-PC has a $90 price point

Posted by Trent Nouveau



The tech market is currently awash with a wide variety of uber-mini and inexpensive Android-powered PCs like the MK802, Cotton Candy, Raspberry Pi, Gooseberry and VIA’s APC.



Recently, US distributor Oval Elephant added a new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) mini-PC to its lineup that features a 1.2 GHz (scaling up to 1.6 GHz) dual core Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 processor paired with 1GB of RAM and ARM Mali 400 graphics.



This dual-core Android mini-PC has a $90 price pointAs Liliputing’s Brad Linder points out, the dual-core Rockchip device is significantly faster than the popular MK802 and similar models, most of which are only equipped with a single core ARM Cortex-A8 or Cortex-A9 chip.

The new offering from Oval Elephant boasts some pretty sweet specs indeed, including 4GB of flash storage, 802.11n WiFi, USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, microSD card slot, an integrated 3D accelerator and support for Adobe Flash Player 11.

As noted above, the device runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), comes with Google Play Store preloaded and supports 1080p HD video playback at 1920x1080 resolution. Meaning, you can easily plug the Oval unit into a monitor or TV and run Android apps on a bigger screen TV.

The dual-core Rockchip 3066 Android mini-PC can be pre-ordered here for $90, with shipping slated to kick off on September 6.