Of late we have witnessed the arrival of a set of micro-PCs. Besides the much-touted and cheaper Raspberry Pi, an Android-based FXI Cotton Candy has also been announced. With the $200 Cotton Candy is set for an immediate release, the Android PC-on-a-stick has received a crucial rival in MK802. The new Android-based micro-PC challenges Cotton Candy with its low price factor ($74) rather than anything else. The very similar Allwinner A10-featured MK802 will possibly be a stiff threat to Cotton Candy PC.
Under the hood, MK802 touts an ARM-based single core 1.5GHz Allwinner A10 CPU and 512MB of RAM. Of course, the machine is not as powerful as Cotton Candy, which comes with a 1.2GHz Exynos chipset and 1GB of RAM. But when it comes to the graphical processor, the MK802 sports the same Mali 400 GPU like the Cotton Candy. The device will run on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Connectivity features of the MK802 micro-PC are Wi-Fi, two USB ports including one full-sized and one microUSB, an HDMI port and others. The HDMI port lets you source the content to a HDTV or a large monitor. With access to various app stores including Google Play, you can enjoy seamless portable computing with the MK802.
As noted above, what is more amazing with the new micro-PC is that it is priced quite lower than its potential competitor the Cotton Candy. With a price of just $74, customers can by almost three pieces of the device instead of a Cotton Candy. Of course, it is the feature that has been hyping up the MK802 in news.