48 SMART: Turn your LCD/LED TV into a Computer
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Friday, 3 August 2012

Turn your LCD/LED TV into a Computer

3 years ago, I setup a desktop as a HTPC (Home Theatre PC) that was connected to my LCD TV. Then I could watch movies, view photos and surf Internet through the big screen. I still remember it cost me around RM1200 for the HTPC.

With the rapid increasing popularity of ARM processors and Android OS, now there are a few mini PCs that are as small as USB thumbdrive, namely:

From as low as RM235, you can turn your LCD TV into a computer! This is the best solution for people who wish to add extra features to their LCD TV with minimum cost. You can even run Ubuntu Linux from it.

Let's take a look at the spec of the mini PC-MK802:
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Processor: Allwinner A10 1.5GHz Cotex-A8
  • Memory: 1GB DDR RAM
  • Storage: 4GB NAND Flash (1GB used by system)
  • External storage: USB and microSD of up to 32GB
  • Graphics: Mali 400MP GPU
  • HDMI and USB connections
  • Apps included: Google Play, Google Mail, Google Maps, Youtube, Youku, PPS.TV Tablet Version, PPTV, Browser, Flash Player, QQ Messenger, Angry Bird Space and more


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