This Week in Reviews [February 1-9]
Android Mini PC RK3066
We've been following the inexpensive Android PC-on-a-stick phenomenon with great excitement ever since the first units hit the market last spring. When we reviewed previous models, such as the MK802, we praised them for cramming an Android/Linux computer in something the size of a USB flash drive, but we were less thrilled with their mediocre, single-core performance. A huge leap up from its predecessors, Timing Power's dual-core Android Mini PC RK3066 provides powerful performance that's good enough for serious gaming and video chats, a Bluetooth radio to help you pair with more peripherals, and all the goodness of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Google Now. For just $60, this device could be a workstation in your pocket or a credible set-top box or gaming console.