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GK802 TV Stick - $65-85 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8-16GB FLASH

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GK802 TV Stick - $65-85 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8-16GB FLASH
December 22, 2012 04:52PM
More i.MX6 quad-core devices! This one is a HDMI stick like MK802. But looks way better!

http://liliputing.com/2012/12/zealz-gk802-tv-stick-packs-quad-core-freescale-cpu-onto-a-99-pc-on-a-stick.html

Edit: Updated price and specs to reflect what is listed on Alibaba.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2012 03:02PM by gnexus.
Re: GK802 TV Stick - $100 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8GB FLASH
December 22, 2012 05:08PM
the one to beat so far has to be the odroid u2 samsung quadcore and its clever heatsink/case .. amazing quality/performance for the price
Re: GK802 TV Stick - $100 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8GB FLASH
December 23, 2012 01:35PM
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hyena
the one to beat so far

agreed!

But an HDMI stick is vastly more portable, and if we can get the imx6 graphics properly sorted for std. Linux this device, or similar, might turn out to be a nice choice.

Please let us know how the Odroid works out for you. THX.
Re: GK802 TV Stick - $100 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8GB FLASH
December 23, 2012 04:01PM
A couple of weak points for the Odroid: only 100Mbs Ethernet, no SATA. It's OK without SATA. But I would be willing to pay a little more to get Gbit Ethenet!
Re: GK802 TV Stick - $100 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8GB FLASH
December 23, 2012 05:14PM
IMX.6 quad has both Gigabit Ethernet and SATA, but I have yet to see a low-cost device with the ports attached. Only thing so far is the tablets and HDMI sticks which of course have neither. Still hoping to something like a IMX6 Mele-type TV box soon, however. In the meantime Boundary Devices has a development board for $199 if you are willing to pay that much. They are also sold through the same channels as the Raspi, and also by a couple of other companies on the web.

There is also a prototype of a IMX.6 quad open source laptop. If the mainboard is made available for under $100 I would certainly buy one even though I would skip on the laptop (Acer C7 is a much better deal).

If a $100 IMX6q box or board with SATA and Ethernet comes out I would buy it immediately. Same with a 7" or smaller tablet.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/2012 05:36PM by gnexus.
Re: GK802 TV Stick - $100 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8GB FLASH
December 23, 2012 05:30PM
Looks like an Exynos 5 dual core board is also coming soon with SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0 for $135:

http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/12/16/135-armbrix-exynos-5-dual-cortex-a15-development-board/

So many choices. . .
Re: GK802 TV Stick - $100 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8GB FLASH
December 29, 2012 02:51PM
The GK802 is also known as K802 and HI802. They are now listed on Alibaba for $65 -85 there.

Specifications

Freescale I.MX6 Qual Core CPU
1GB RAM
16GB NAND
Support TF Card
WiFi n support
Keyboard mouse support



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2012 02:58PM by gnexus.
Re: GK802 TV Stick - $100 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8GB FLASH
January 03, 2013 02:37PM
There's now a TON of these on AliExpress with free shipping. One seller has them for 1/2 price if you buy 10!

I might even be interested in one for $50. . .
Re: GK802 TV Stick - $100 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8GB FLASH
January 04, 2013 08:47AM
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gnexus
I might even be interested in one for $50. . .
This? http://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-5pcs-RC11-5pcs-GK802-i-MX6-Quad-Core-Android-4-0-Mini-PC-Cortex-A9/726633078.html
I'd also be in. Nice RC. :D But is the included HDMI cable a mini HDMI female to HDMI male?

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Re: GK802 TV Stick - $100 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8GB FLASH
January 04, 2013 04:40PM
According to CNX the Linaro Ubuntu 11.10 which is now working on these has full 2/3D hardware graphics and 1080p video decoding using the graphics driver blob from Freescale. We finally now have a confirmed HTPC SoC that works!

Just another reason why the now-obsolete Allwinner A10 devices are now selling for $20.
The A10 has finally made it near the Rhombus target price!
Re: GK802 TV Stick - $65-85 1.2 GHz i.MX6 quad-core 1GB RAM, 8-16GB FLASH
January 22, 2013 08:18AM
CNX has done a review of the GK802/Hi802

A couple of the comments from the article:

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I found that opening Hi-802 is easier than other mini PCs, and you have less risk to break the small clips. All you have to do is remove the 2 screws on the side of the HDMI connector, and push the HDMI to take the board out, then you just have to unclip the PCB from the rest of the case.

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The main problem might actually be its price because at $94 it currently offers about the same performance as Rockchip RK3066 mini PCs sold for $45 to $65, and unless you plan to use Linux, Rockchip RK3066 based mini PCs just seem to be a better choice. If you want to use Linux however, there’s no match in the market for Hi-802 / GK802, as you should be able to get a full Linux distributions with GPU and VPU hardware acceleration, and the UART pins are easily accessible so that you can connect a USB to TTL board in order to access the console, and see U-Boot and the Linux kernel output.

Too bad there is no SATA. But I still may get one eventually when the price is lower.

Now where is an i.MX6 quad-core 7" tablet, or a device with SATA for under $100. Then we will all buy one!
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