Zero Devices has introduced the Z2C, a slick Android PC-on-a-stick that features a Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor, 1GB of memory, 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot.
Unsurprisingly, the Z2C is similar in appearance to a number of other PCs-on a-stick currently on the market, such as the $69 UG802 mini PC. That device is powered by a Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor paired with 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB integrated storage, a microSD card slot for expansion and an integrated HDMI connector.
However, as Lilliputing’s Brad Linder points out, the Z2C appears to have one USB port for charging and two more for connecting peripherals.
“It also has twice as much storage space as the UG802, [along with] an HDMI port instead of an HDMI connector,” explained Linder.
“In other words, you don’t plug the Z2C mini PC directly into your TV or monitor’s HDMI port. Instead you use a cable to connect the two.”
Although the Z2C boasts a significantly more powerful (Rockchip) processor than the popular MK802 mini PC which is powered by an Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 single core CPU, the latter device is capable of running various Linux flavors right out of the box, including Ubuntu, Fedora and other Linux-based operating systems.
Rockchip doesn’t officially provide support for Linux, although unofficial Ubuntu ports and other Linux-flavors do exist. So if Linux is a priority for you, the popular MK802 may be a better bet.
The Z2C – which runs Android 4.0 – is priced at a cool $82, with pre-orders expected to kick off in the near future. Interested? You can check it out here.