Category: HKTDC Electronics Fair

Actions Bubblegum-96 Linaro 96Boards.org development board on quad-core ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by – May 26, 2015

Actions Semiconductor launches their first 96boards development board running Android 5 Lollipop, Ubuntu based on Linaro codebase, based on Actions S900 Quad-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 with PowerVR G6230 GPU, Memory 1-8GB DDR3, Storage support 4-64GB eMMC. Rich interfaces including HDMI, USB2.0 host and Micro USB2.0, LAN, WIFI.

Rockchip 64bit RK3368 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by – April 30, 2015

Rockchip shows RK3368, their first 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 Octa-core processor, it can support H265 4K at 60fps decoding with HDMI 2.0 4K output. It already runs Android 5.1 thus Android TV works on it. Himedia already has a TV Box with it running inside and Pipo shows their Pipo P9 version running the RK3368 Octa-core 64bit processor.

$149 Haier Chromebook 11

Posted by – April 19, 2015

Haier is launching their ARM Powered Haier Chromebook 11 to be shipping any day now at http://amzn.to/1yrxBY2 for shipping all over the USA with availability probably in all Chrome OS countries also imminently. The Haier RK3288 Chromebook 11 has a nice matte type of display, which may make it preferable for me over the Hisense and Asus one. But if matte or not is to be exclusive to this model or not, is to be confirmed. Again I would prefer a 13.3" matte RK3288 Chromebook with 4GB RAM and with at least 13 hours of battery life. To challenge my $199 Acer Chromebook 13!

$169 Asus C201 ARM Powered Chromebook with RK3288

Posted by – April 19, 2015

Asus C201 is their new Rockchip RK3288 based ARM Chromebook to be sold at $169. With a nice keyboard and mousepad. The Asus Rockchip Chromebook is to be available imminently.

Rockchip RKNanoD ARM Cortex-M3 for IoT and high quality audio

Posted by – April 19, 2015

Rockchip releases their latest Internet of Things dual ARM Cortex-M3 design, where there is one core clocked at 150Mhz powering the embedded operating system and the other core clocked at 300Mhz to run any calculation functions with more performance. Thus balancing power consumption between the two configured ARM Cortex-M3 cores. It can be used for high-end audio devices with 24bit/192Khz lossless audio decoding.

$149 Hisense RK3288 Chromebook Hands-on Multi-Tab Web Browsing Test

Posted by – April 15, 2015

Here's some Web browsing and keyboard typing speed/accuracy test, I load a few random websites on the press room wifi featuring some smooth two-finger scrolling and clicking (consider trade show's thousands of people creating a bit of interference affecting the speed maybe a bit). The Hisense RK3288 Chromebook is one of the world's best value laptops at $149 I think, with I think the best mousepad among the $149 RK3288 Chromebooks (requires least/best pressure to click it seems) and the exterior design of the Hisense with some kind of granular texture I think is the nicest to handle and hold. But the Haier has a preferable matte display compared to the glossy display that I have seen on all the other RK3288 Chromebooks. While the idea of 4GB RAM may sound appealing, even if that increases the price by something like $20 (if they make such 4GB options available), maybe one can also consider that RAM usage on this RK3288 Chromebook, and RAM usage on Chrome OS in general, may be something that Google and Rockchip have been tweaking and optimizing alot, and it's something that is always improving with the automatic and regular software updates that we can expect to be sent out by Google to these. Please understand that I do not believe in running certain browser benchmarks to measure the usability/speed and performance of real user web browsing. To do an optimal benchmark, someone with high-speed cameras should measure how long it takes certain novice and advanced users to do a whole range of things on the web. To me the performance seems extremely good and satisfactory. But of course I would like to have one of these and to be able to use them as my main laptop, to see if it feels like the 32bit RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core can power all my web browsing needs! Imagine a smooth enough performance already achieve, how extra smooth the performance may be when Rockchip releases perhaps a next generation Chromebook optimized 64bit processor! Using the newly announced ARM Cortex-A72 perhaps! Check back also for my tests of the RK3288 Chromebooks by Asus and Haier.

Rockchip RK3288 Chromebooks $149 Hisense, Haier and $169 Asus

Posted by – April 15, 2015

Rockchip shows their super cool new $149 Chrome OS Chromebooks on their RK3288 quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with ARM Mali-T764 GPU. The performance seems very smooth (see my other separate Hands-on Multi-Tab Web Browsing Test videos with each of the Chromebooks). Rockchip has been working for more than the past year with Google's Chrome OS team to optimize and deliver an experience for Chrome OS on their RK3288 platform, stable enough for now launching massive mass productions with Hisense, Haier and Asus through big Laptop factories in Taiwan and China. They would like to see big volumes shipped, possibly more than 10 million units shipped, now available for pre-order the Haier RK3288 Chromebook for $149 at Amazon and the Hisense RK3288 Chromebook for $149 at Walmart

Maliang Learning Robot, Quran Player, and Smart Pens

Posted by – December 17, 2014

Maliang makes the Marbo learning robot which is a toy robot controlled by a android device. The learning robot uses voice control for its operation and responds when you talk to it. Maliang also makes pens that interact with reading books. Maliang also makes a portable device which has contains to Quran on it. Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014

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Alutech Fitness Tracking Watches

Posted by – December 17, 2014

Alutech makes a watch that enables one to count how many steps they have walked as well as other fitness functions with a retail price of about 60 USD. Alutech also makes other fitness tracking watches that have bluetooth functionality with connectivity to smartphones and tablets. The Alutech watches offer impressive battery life of a year or more.

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Easydy 8″ E81 $110, 10″ 3g E103 $150, 7″ 3g E79-L, E15 7″ $29/$30, Smartwatches and Car DVRS

Posted by – December 15, 2014

Easydy is a Shenzhen based manufacturer of consumer electronics. Easydy makes the E81 which a 8 inch (1280x800) tablet with a MTK 8382 processor, 1gb of ram, 8gb of storage (plus microsd), and Android 4.4 for $110 for 100 pieces. Easydy also makes the E103 a 10" tablet with unique design featuring a position for typing on and and kickstand. The E103 features an unspecified MTK processor and 3g dual sim for $150 in bulk. The 79-l features a 7" (800x480) screen, micro sd, dual sim card slots, a dual core MTK6572 processor, and 512mb of ram for an unspecified price. Easydy also has the E15 which features an Allwinner A33, 8gb storage (plus microsd), 7" (800x480) screen, 1350mah or 3000mah battery, and 512 mb of ram for $29 for 1,000 pieces or $30 for a version with an upgraded battery. Easydy also makes a line up of allwinner Car DVRS running on Android. Alongside that Easydy's line up of tablet Easydy also makes a line up of smartwatches and has already sold 50,000 pieces.
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