9 itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie computers
No, they're not bikinis, but just as exciting
By Howard Wen | Network World US | Published: 17:35, 23 July 2012
There’s a 'tiny' revolution unfolding in the personal computer industry led by the Raspberry Pi, which has become so popular that it’s difficult to buy one right now. The idea of small computers is being driven by hardware hackers and hobbyists. Here are eight products, and a project in development, that are leading the effort to make PCs small enough to slip into your pocket.
Rikomagic Tech’s Model MK802
This tiny computer running Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS measures 3.46 x 1.38 x 0.47 inches (8.8 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm). It uses an Allwinner A10 1.5 GHz processor, and comes with 512MB RAM, HDMI output, two USB ports, and Wi-Fi. We’ve seen it for sale as low as $74. The MK802 is also sold by Zero Devices as the Z802.