From site Geek buying, one of the main shops of import from China, Geekbox arrives, an exclusive Mini PC designed by Abbreviation Finder to be used as a multimedia player or expanded as a board for development. Hardware side, Geekbox relies on platform Rockchip RK3368 (Zidoo X 6 Pro, Beelink i68 and others) but adds a layer components with WiFi ac, Bluetooth 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 4.1, two wireless antennas and eMMC quality Samsung v 5.0.
Its chassis can be easily opened and used for installing other modules into other projects. Site geekbuying sells a Panel from 7.9 inch 2048 x 1546 px dedicated, or an expansion card called LandingShip that adds a 2.5-inch disks SATA connectors for cameras, LED, GPIO and more.The board also has a connector for optional fan.
These components can be added because the main Board (the one with CPU, memory, and everything else) is actually a system-on-a-module, with already prepared for integration. The pictures below give a good idea. Is a solution already seen in the Mini PC market, but it is clear that its success will depend on the support and movement that will be created.
Geekbox arrives with Android and Ubuntu Dual Boot, and offers the option to install the Android variant Light Biz OS, Rockchip developed with Windows and optical desktop optimizations. The box is on sale for around 100 euros (and you can have a discount coupon commenting in the blog site geekbuying) with availability scheduled for late November.