Rikomagic's MK802 IV LE PC-on-a-stick ships with Ubuntu

Posted by Trent Nouveau

The Rikomagic MK802 IV LE is an ARM-powered PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor.

Although most PCs-on-a-stick currently run Google's popular Android operating system (OS), Rikomagic's MK802 IV LE ships with PicUntu (13.04) which first went live this past summer.

An 8GB MK802 IV LE currently sells for £79.99, while the 16GB iteration is available for £84.99. Both models are equipped with Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processors, Mali 400 graphics, 2GB of RAM, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, support for screen resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, an HDMI connector, two microUSB ports (one designated for power), a full-sized USB port and a microSD card slot.

According to Liliputing's Brad Linder, both the 8GB and 16GB models come with a Sandisk Class 10 16GB microSD card and a small HDMI extension cable.

"You can save a few bucks and install PicUntu yourself on most Android TV sticks with RK3188 processors," Linder explained.

"But it’s tough to find this type of device with 16GB of built-in storage — and if you’d rather not go through the hassle of installing the operating system yourself, it’s nice to have another option."