The folks at UK-based Cloudsto have added a new device to their range of small, ARM-based Linux computers.
The Rikomagic MK902 LE is a small box with a Rockchip quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and up to 16GB of storage. It ships with Ubuntu Linux, and it’s available from the Cloudsto shop for £94.99 and up, or about $159.
The MK902 features a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, 8GB or 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot, HDMI output, 4 full-sized USB ports, 802.11n WiFi, 10/100 Ethernet, and a microSD card slot.
Brad Linder writes: “I’ve got an Android model sitting on my desk for testing, and while I still need to spend a little more time with it, the device seems pretty fast and versatile.”
The MK902 LE comes preloaded with PicUntu 4.5, a custom version of Ubuntu 13.04 designed to run on devices with Rockchip processors. You can install it on a number of TV boxes, TV sticks, or tablets yourself — but part of the appeal of buying an LE edition device is that you don’t need to install the software yourself.