T-Chip has lately launched two fanless “Geek” mini PCs underneath their Firefly model with Station P1 & M1 respectively powered by Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor, and RK3328 quad-core processor.
Each mini PCs can run Firefly’s Station OS in both desktop or media mode, in addition to Android or Ubuntu. There are additionally some group efforts to port Armbian and LibreELEC to the gadgets.
Station P1 specs
- SoC – Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor with two Cortex A72 cores @ as much as 1.eight GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 cores, Mali-T860 MP4 GPU with assist for OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1, OpenVG1.1, OpenCL, DX11, VPU with assist for 4K H.265 10-bit 60fps video decoding, multi-channel 1080p video decoding and encoding
- System Reminiscence – 4GB LPDDR4 dual-channel 64-bit RAM
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash (16GB/64GB/128GB Optionally available), onboard 16MB SPI flash, MicroSD card slot
- Video Output
- HDMI 2.0a as much as 4Kp60, HDCP 1.4/2.2
- DisplayPort 1.2 as much as 4Kp60 through USB Kind-C port
- Twin unbiased show assist as much as 4K + 2K
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio through HDMI
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n WiFi 4, Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE)
- USB – 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB3.0, 1x USB 3.Zero Kind-C OTG port with DP Alt. mode assist
- Misc – Restoration pinhole, IR receiver
- Energy Provide – 12V/2A through 5.5/2.1mm energy jack
- Dimensions – 124.Four x 79 x 31.6 mm (Aluminum alloy)
Station M1 specs
- SoC – Rockchip RK3328 quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz with ARM Mali-450 MP2 GPU with assist for OpenGL ES1.1/2.0, OpenVG1.1, 4K UHD VPU for H.265, H.264, VP9 video decoding, 1080p WMV, MPEG-1/2/Four decoding, and 1080p H.264/H.265 encoding
- System Reminiscence – 2GB or 4GB DDR3
- Storage – 8GB to 128GB eMMC 5.1 flash, MicroSD card slot
- Video & Audio Output
- 1x HDMI 2.0a as much as 4Kp60, HDCP1.4/2.2
- 1x 3.5mm AV port with CVBS + stereo audio output
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n WiFI 4, Bluetooth 4.2
- USB – 1x USB 2.Zero host port, 1x USB 3.Zero port, 1x micro USB Kind-C OTG port (additionally used for energy)
- Misc – IR receiver, Energy key, Restoration button (contained in the AV jack)
- Energy Provide – 5V through USB Kind-C port
- Dimensions – 93.eight x 65 x 15.8mm (Aluminum alloy case)
Software program Help
As famous within the introduction each Station “Geek” mini PCs can run numerous working programs, together with the corporate’s personal Station OS that may be switched between desktop and media modes.
As I perceive Station OS is predicated on Android-based Phoenix OS and within the multimedia mode you’ve received a “TV field” launcher, whereas within the desktop mode, you should utilize the desktop optimization supplied by Phoenix OS.
Photos could be discovered within the ROM part of the Station PC web site, and we are able to additionally see Ubuntu 18.04 and Android 7.1.2 pictures there. For those who favor working innovative, and probably much less secure pictures, I can see balbes150 launched alpha Armbian and LibreELEC picture, and others customized Android 10 and Manjaro Linux (KDE) firmware pictures within the boards.
Worth and giveaway
Firefly Station P1 sells for $120, whereas Station M1 goes for $75. Each ships with an influence provide, HDMI & USB cables, and distant management. The latter additionally provides an exterior antenna. Station M1 is presently “out of inventory” and I don’t know the reminiscence/storage configuration for the $75 price ticket. There’s additionally a fundamental pack for Station P1 that provides a 15.6-inch Kind-C show for a complete of $289 (4GB RAM/32GB storage) or $339 for a mannequin with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.
For those who assume you’d prefer to get a Station P1 mini PC, however don’t need to pay for it, you’re in luck, as Firefly is organizing a giveaway till November 14. All you must do is clarify to them why you’d prefer it, and what you intend to do, and decide to writing three posts ( critiques or tutorials) on their web site. For those who’re chosen, they’ll ship one to you freed from cost.
Jean-Luc began CNX Software program in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, earlier than quitting his job as a software program engineering supervisor, and beginning to write every day information, and critiques full time later in 2011.
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