Station P1 and M1 are Passively Cooled Mini PCs that run Media or Desktop Android OS

Station P1 and M1 are Passively Cooled Mini PCs that run Media or Desktop Android OS

T-Chip has recently introduced two fanless mini-PCs – Station P1 and M1 – that are similar in some sense and powered by Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core and RK3328 quad-core processors respectively.

The Station P1 and M1 are affordable and compact mini PCs designed for ease and convenience of users. They are about the size of a credit card, so they are small and portable enough to be carried everywhere around in the pocket. They also have a good airflow design that allows for effective heat dissipation as well as support for various operating systems, multiple bootup ways, powerful hardware decoding, and a variety of expansion interfaces for more possibilities.

The two mini PCs can run the company’s Station OS in both desktop and media modes, as well as Android 7.1.2 and Ubuntu 18.04, enabling users to operate multiple systems freely.

Key Features and Specifications of Station P1:

  • Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor with two Cortex A72 cores @ up to 1.8 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores
  • Mali-T860 MP4 GPU that supports up to 4K H.265 10-bit 60fps video decoding
  • 4GB LPDDR4 dual-channel 64-bit RAM
  • 32GB eMMC flash (with optional 16GB/64GB/128GB)
  • 16MB SPI flash
  • 1x MicroSD card slot
  • HDMI 2.0a up to 4Kp60
  • DisplayPort 1.2 up to 4Kp60 (via USB Type-C port)
  • Dual display support up to 4K + 2K
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Digital audio via HDMI
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n WiFi 4
  • Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE)
  • 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 3.0 Type-C OTG ports
  • IR receiver
  • 12V/2A power supply via 5.5/2.1mm power jack
  • Dimensions – 124.4 mm x 79 mm x 31.6 mm

Key Features and Specifications of Station M1:

  • Rockchip RK3328 quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz
  • ARM Mali-450 MP2 GPU that supports 4K UHD VPU for H.265, H.264, VP9 video decoding.
  • 2 GB or 4 GB of DDR3 RAM
  • eMMC 5.1 flash (8GB to 128GB)
  • 1x MicroSD card slot
  • 1x HDMI 2.0a up to 4Kp60, HDCP 1.4/2.2
  • 1x 3.5mm AV port with CVBS + stereo audio output
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n WiFI 4
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 1x USB 2.0 host port
  • 1x USB 3.0 port
  • 1x micro USB Type-C OTG port
  • Recovery button, Power key and IR receiver
  • 5V power supply via USB Type-C port
  • Dimensions: 93.8 mm x 65 mm x 15.8 mm

P1 sells for $120 while M1 goes for $75. Both are shipped with power supply, remote control, and USB & HDMI cables, but the M1 adds an external antenna.

The company also offers a basic pack of the Station P1 mini PC that adds a 15.6-inch Type-C display for $289 (4GB RAM / 32GB storage) or $339 (4GB RAM / 128GB storage).

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About Emmanuel Odunlade

Hardware Design Engineer | #IoT Consultant |All things #ML | Entrepreneur | Serial Writer | Passionate about Innovation and technology as tools for solving problems in developing countries. Spare time is spent around writing and advocacy for the growth of the Maker/DIY Culture in Africa.

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