$56 MK809 II Android Jelly Bean mini PC based on Rockchip RK3066 Processor

Kimdecent announced it started to sell MK809 II mini PC with Rockchip RK3066, 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash and built-in Bluetooth. This HDMI TV dongle is very similar to Rikomagic MK802 IIIs in terms of specs, and I’ve been told the user interface is also nearly identical.

MK809 II

Here are the specs of the device:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3066 Dual ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked @ up to 1.6 GHz with Mali-400MP4 Quad-core GPU,
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 8GB NAND Flash + micro SD card slot (Up to 32 GB)
  • Connectivity:
    • Wifi – 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 2.1
    • 3G support via external 3G USB dongle
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 Host,  2x micro USB Host
  • Video Output – HDMI
  • Video Codecs – MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, Divx, Xvid, RM8/9/10, VP6
  • Video Containers – MKV, TS, TP, M2TS, RM/RMVB, BD-ISO, AVI, MPG, VOB, DAT, ASF, TRP, FLV etc full formats
  • Audio Codecs – DTS, AC3, LPCM, FLAC, HE-AAC
  • Power – 90-230V, 50/60Hz input, Output: 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 11 x 3.2 x 1 cm
  • Weight – 32g

The package includes the power supply, a USB cable, and a user manual in English. This is basically the same specifications as UG007, except MK809 II has one extra micro USB port. The device also features a software power button missing in many devices.

Even though some developers are working to port Ubuntu to Rockchip RK3066 devices, don’t expect to be able to do too much with Linux, as GPU and hardware video acceleration won’t be ported to Linux due to a complete lack of open source (and even binary) drivers. It would still possible to use it as a small Linux server however.

MK809 II can be purchased on Aliexpress for $56 on Kimdecent store, but other Aliexpress sellers also offer it at various prices. You can also get it for $5 less with “mainagame5″ coupon.