MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box
The MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box is an Android TV box with the latest hardware. With the modern Android 4.1 OS and Google Play Store gives you access to all your favorite apps. Now you can enjoy easily HD movies, the latest Android games like Angry Birds or the web browser (Flash / HTML 5 included). By connecting an USB Cam you can make easy video calls (eg, with Skype).
The MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box exists in the middle realm somewhere between a media hub and a desktop-class mini PC. The Neo X5 runs Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), so it is compatible with a large library of Android apps made for tablets and smartphones.
The MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box has both 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and 10/100 Ethernet built in. The Neo X5 also supports USB WWAN sticks for use with 3G/4G cellular networks. You can make the Neo X5 act a wireless router to share the wired or USB WWAN connection with a smartphone, laptops, or tablet.The MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box sports a dual-core Rockchip RK3066 ARM processor with a quad-core Mali 400 graphics chip, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. For connectivity, it has 802.11n, Bluetooth, HDMI 1.4a, Fast Ethernet, and an optical S/PDIF out. For additional storage, the MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box has an SD slot. MiniX even includes a short HDMI cable and USB OTG cable. For those of you who don’t subscribe to Obscure Ports Quarterly, OTG lets you use the box’s Micro USB port as a standard USB port, or—if we could figure it out—hook the MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box to a PC’s USB port to use as a storage device. Think of it as a USB port that swings both ways.
The MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box is a very customizable system, and that will add an intimidation factor for novice users. If you’ve tried building your own home theater PC using Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, the MINIX NEO X5 might be a good project PC if you want to explore Android as an alternative. It will support the myriad video players in development out there, including beta builds of XBMC, though reports from online forums on xbmc.org warn it’s still a work in progress. If you’re an Android developer, the MINIX NEO X5 is an appealing platform, since it’s a rootable Android device that’s relatively inexpensive. Sure, the Raspberry Pi$40.96 at Amazon is a third of the price, but it doesn’t come with an OS pre-installed and you’ll have to source an exterior case for the Raspberry Pi. Since it doesn’t have the hype the Raspberry Pi has associated with it, the MINIX NEO X5′s forums aren’t quite as lively as the ones for Raspberry Pi, but they are still active.
The performance of the MINIX NEO X5 didn’t impress us, either. It felt sluggish in most instances, with a subpar user interface. Some benchmarks told us otherwise. We compared it to a Tegra 3–based Nexus 7 and the MINIX NEO X5 took most of the wins. The Nex7 certainly felt smoother but that’s likely due to Jelly Bean and its Project Butter improvements.Overall, the MINIX NEO X5 feels underspec’d to us. Even the display at 1080p output looked so soft we had to double-check which mode it was in. Security is also an issue, as there is no way to secure the unit. Since you’d be logged into your Gmail account at all times on it, you’re leaving your email fly down for anyone on the device.
In summation, the MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box is made for the Android aficionado that has a lot of time and patience on his hands. You’re OK if you plan on viewing videos and other media from online sources like Google Play, but then again many current smart TVs already have Netflix, YouTube, and HBO Go capability built in.
MINIX NEO X5 RK3066 Android 4.1 Dual Core Smart TV Box is powered by a Rockchip Dual Core Cortex A9 CPU, supported by 1GB of DDR3 memory ,16GB ROM and graphics provided by a Quad Core Mali 400 GPU.
Other features of the Minix Neo X5 include 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 X HDMI, 1 x SD Card Reader, 1 x Ethernet and wireless connectivity via 802.11 a/b/g/n
Processor:Rockchip RK3066 Dual core Cortex A9
Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
Support external 3G Dongle, makes you have access to 3G networking
Support bluetooth function,makes you connect other bluetooth devices through this function.
Support XBMC Video play,runs steady.
With 3D Graphical processor, 3D movie file format supported
With WIFI 802.1b/g/n Wireless setting,makes you get rid of wired cable bondage.
Also support RJ-45 Ethernet wired networking ,makes you have another choice to get networking .
Support the latest HTML5,Flash11,etc.network standard.