There’s an interesting new device that we spotted on NewEgg today, which be make for an interesting device to use as a Mini HTPC. It’s the Kangaroo Desktop computer. It’s lowish powered desktop roughly the size of a smartphone. While the sepcs aren’t going to be blowing anyone’s doors off it should have the power to run Kodi and a series of other applications reasonably well. It comes with Windows 10 natively installed although you should be be able to install your Linux distro of choice on it as well.
|OS||Windows 10 – Home edition|
|CPU||Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Processor (2M Cache, up to 2.24 GHz)|
|Graphics||Intel® Processor Graphics Gen8 (4K video playback supported)|
|Video Memory||Sharing System Memory|
|Hard Drive||32GB eMMC|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11 A/C (Dual Band) / Bluetooth 4.0|
|Security||Fingerprint reader (requires software download)|
|Battery Life||4 hours (casual use)|
|Dimensions||Computing module : 80.5 x 124 x 12.9mm / Base : 80.5 x 46.9 x 12.9mm|
|Weight||200g (without adapter & power cord) / 470g (including adapter & power cord)|
|Ports||Computing module: microSD, Micro USB (charge only)
Base: USB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 1, HDMI x 1, DC-IN
|Audio||Supported through HDMI|
|Power Adapter||Input: 100V-220V ~ 1A, 50-60Hz / Output: 12V/3A|
|Accessories included||Software – OS Link (requires USB cable), power supply, cables|
The included docking system includes inputs for HDMI and and two USB ports. At $99 it doesn’t look like a bad piece of kit for thos elooking for a portable Kodi device with more oomph and flexibility than a Fire Stick. It also has more than enough power to double as an excellent Steam Streaming Endpoint.
If you have are planning on getting one these little guys drop us a line and let us know you think of it. We’d love to have someone write a review on it!