A $74 PC
May 21, 2012
A Chinese manufacturer has introduced the Model MK802, a $74 USB thumb-drive sized computer, liliputing reports, beating the FXI Cotton Candy PC on a stick to market (it will be available soon for $200).
The MK802 is available from AliExpress for $74, or less if you order in bulk. It has a 1.5 GHz Allwiner A10 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, USB port, microSD card slot, and HDMI port. It also features 802.11b/g WiFi and support for HD video playback in a variety of media formats.
It ships with Google Android 4.0 software, but theoretically you should be able to install Ubuntu or other operating systems.
Zero Devices is preparing to launch the Z802 which looks nearly identical, except for the Zero Devices logo on the front of the device, and available for pre-order from some sources for about $76.