Are you looking for a low-cost mini PC that could run on either the Android or Ubuntu operating system? You might want to check out the Giayee P105 which uses a Rockchip RK3188 processor with prices starting at $49. While the market may be flooded with similar devices using either a Rockchip RK3066 or RK318 processor the Giayee P105 is unique since it does away with the HDMI port and replaces this with a VGA port. It also has a mount option which can be used to attach the device to a wall or at the back of a monitor.
- Rockchip RK3188 Quad core A9 1.6GHz
- Mali-400 MP4 MAX. 600MHz
- 1G DDR3 RAM + 2~32G Flash
- VGA 1920×1080 HD output
- Android 4.2 / Ubuntu 10.24
- 3′ USB Host + Audio I/O
- RDP 8.0
The P105 is a small device measuring only 30 x 120 x 120 mm that’s available in two versions. The specs listed above are for the quad core version. The dual core version of this device uses a Rockchip RK3168 Dual core ARM Cortex A9 1.2GHz processor with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU.
Its design is pretty much basic with the front part having the three USB ports, Audio In, and Audio Out jack. The back portion has the power button, DC Charger port, VGA port, and the 10/100 Ethernet port.
A benchmark test of this device running on the Linux operating system shows it to place fourth on the Dhrystone 2 test.
- Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop (2.8Ghz P4, x86_64 mode), 1GB RAM: 7055881.2
- Dell Vostro A860(Intel Celeron 560 2.13, 2GB RAM): 6235330.4
- Athlon X2 3800+ (Asus M2NPV-VM, 2GB DDR2/800, Fedora 6, i686): 5560514.9
- My Device: 4544880.3
The Giayee P105 is suited for anyone looking for a low cost and low power computing solution. It can be used as a mini computer at home by simply adding a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. With Android installed it can be used to run several apps ranging from games, social networking, to multimedia.
This deivce is also suited for a small business environment where simple office tasks are needed. Just install Linux with Libre Office and you are all set to go.