This PC Stick Has Dual-Core SoC, 1 GB RAM, Android 4.0

Liliputing is pointing to an upcoming mini PC stick from Zero Devices called the Z2C. It will come packed with a dual-core SoC, Google's Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" operating system, and HDMI connectivity for searching the web, playing games and more from your HDTV without having to purchase a tablet or desktop.

According to the specs, the gadget will feature a Cortex A9-based RockChip RK3066 dual-core SoC, a Vivante GC2000 GPU, and 1 GB of DDR3 memory. The device will also provide two micro USB ports (one likely for power), one USB 2.0 port, HDMI output (1080p and 2160p) and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity.

As for storage, the device will provide 8 GB of on-board NAND Flash, and a microSD card slot for adding an additional 16 GB. That said, given the OS is seemingly Google sanctioned, users will need the extra space when installing apps and downloading media like movies and TV shows from Google Play.

Having an included USB 2.0 port is a good thing, as users can insert a wireless or Bluetooth dongle to add a compatible mouse and keyboard for couch-based computing from afar. Need more local storage? Users can add an external HDD up to 5 TB via the USB 2.0 port instead. Consumers can even transfer files back and forth when connected directly to a desktop or laptop using this port as well (although apps like AirDroid seemingly eliminate this need).

In addition to the Android device, the Z2C package will include a power adapter (likely microUSB), an HDMI cable, and a USB 2.0 cable for connecting a non-wireless peripheral. So far the actual availability is unknown, buyt a single unit will cost $82 USD. Discounts will be offered to consumers who order three or more units at once.

 

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  • Northwestern
    outlw6669Just because Intel wants to redefine PC as Personal Computing does not mean we must or will.PC has meant Personal Computer since the early 1960's; I for one will not change that definition only because Intel wants to sell more overpriced Atom chips and servers.

    I'm aware, I was just poking fun at the fact Microsoft (Not Intel) thought they could make the whole technological sector change the definition of an acronym that has been used since Bill Gates was in elementary school.
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  • mforce2
    This isn't really accurate, the RK3066 has a Mali GPU.
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  • ojas
    Yay another "PC" on a stick. I mean it has an SoC for heaven's sake.

    Just call it a computer-on-a-stick and leave it at that.
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  • master_chen
    I think there was already an article about this, 3 or 4 months ago.
    I clearly remember reading about that.
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