When Christopher Price, CEO of Mobile Media Ventures, introduced the iConsole.tv last May he called is as the most powerful Android device to date. He’s not wrong on his claim though as this Android gaming PC uses a 3.3GHz Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and two 500GB hard drives.
The company has announced today that it has upgraded the specs of the iConsole.tv which now uses Haswell-based processor with Intel Iris graphics. The developer version of the device which used to cost $999 is now down to $699 while the consumer version will range from $399 and $499.
The iConsole.tv is a desktop PC that’s designed to dual boot between Android and Ubuntu Linux. It is reportedly the first device to reach an AnTuTu benchmark test greater than 80,000. While there are no Android games right now that that requires this much power it’s good to have it since this device can also access Steam via Linux.
Some of the features of this device include DVR, 4K, 3DTV, as well as dual-HDMI and DisplayPort outputs for driving two HD monitors simultaneously.
According to Christopher “iConsole.tv gives Android game developers a whole new world of possibilities in high performance gaming. Additionally, traditional console developers will find the horsepower and native performance that iConsole.tv delivers, to be like no Android before it.”
- Fourth Generation Intel Core Processors with Iris Graphics technology
- 8GB of RAM
- 500 GB Solid State Hybrid Drive
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Gigabit Ethernet
Christopher added that “We’re building the first Android that can run an entire universe of Steam. But our goal is for users to find the Android environment we’re building to be amazing both for gaming, television, and even casual PC uses. We’re focused on a long-term strategy to build up Android in the living room, and as a high-performance computing platform.”