Minix release their first quad core tv box :Neo X7 this month, and get a lot of good ratings for their stock roms. We have sold out all of their stock, and waiting for the new stock coming, The neo x7 new stock will come in the end of Aug, and minix tell us they will release the Neo X7mini stock together. We have put a presell link for Neo x7mini, here it is:
Price is only $119, we offer worldwide free shipping.
Now let’s check the specification for the NEO X7mini;
Since the neo x7mini is about 20usd lower than the neo x7, what is the difference betweeen this two models? Does it good to get the neo x7mini? let’s see this comparsion table:
The first (very obvious) difference is the lack of external Wi-Fi antenna on the MINIX X7mini, but that’s not all as shown in the comparison table below.
|NEO X7||NEO X7mini|
|Processor||Quad-Core Cortex A9 Processor (RK3188)||Quad-Core Cortex A9 Processor (RK3188)|
|GPU||Quad-Core Mali-400MP||Quad-Core Mali-400MP|
|System Memory||2GB DDR3||2GB DDR3|
|Storage||16GB NAND Flash + SD/MMC Card Reader||8GB NAND Flash + SD/MMC Card Reader|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, Ethernet, Dual-Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz)||Bluetooth, Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi|
|USB||3 x USB Ports + 1 x OTG||2 x USB Ports|
|Video Output||HDMI 1.4a||HDMI 1.4a|
|Audio I/O||HDMI, optical S/PDIF, microphone and headphone jacks||HDMI, optical S/PDIF|
|Misc||IR receiver||IR receiver, Auto Power-On (no power button)|
(table is offered by cnx-software.com, all credit to him)
Both devices run Android 4.2.2. In order to bring the cost down, they reduced the flash memory size, embedded an 2.4GHz Wi-Fi module, and got rid of the external antenna, removed 2 USB ports (1x USB host, and 1x USB OTG), as well as the microphone and headphone jacks. MINIX NEO X7mini is about a third smaller than NEO X7.
Minix tell us the accessories for neo x7mini should be the same as Neo x5mini, but add the USB extension cable.
We will get the sample device very soon,and will do the reviews. Since people has been happy for the newest firmware release for neo x7, i think the Neo x7mini will have a good stock rom when it release, and if you don’t want to pay high to get neo x7, then x7mini will be a good choice.