All devices offer wi-fi support and some even have a full featured USB port so that you can connect any other USB device to it.
Wait, don’t get your hopes up just yet. Although connecting a keyboard or mouse will surely work, you will not be able to use more complex devices such as an USB printer, scanner or any other similar device that requires drivers to be installed.
Yesterday a special ROM (CyanogenMod 9) was released for devices running Android. Now with this special ROM you will be able to use your Bluetooth dongle. Bluetooth is often a “must have” in such small devices but no mini Android PC on the market has Bluetooth support by default.
This wave of mini PCs comes to saturate an increasing demand for such devices. Will mini USB PCs replace tablets or netbooks? Time will tell.
In case we made you curious check the following android mini computer reviews.
Top 5 PCs:
- MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC
This Android powered mini PC comes with a 1.5GHz A8 processor, 4GB of storage and 512 MB RAM. It has the size of a mini card reader. Features: microSD card slot, USB port for a keyboard, mouse or other device and a mini HDMI port. Its selling prices is $74 for the 512MB RAM model and with an extra $10 you can get the 1GB RAM version.
- Zero Devices Z802
Similar to MK802. 1.5GHz CPU, 512 MB DDR3, 4GB Nand Flash storage. Features: HDMI and micro SD card extension slot. Price: $76
- FXI Cotton Candy
This mini PC plugs directly in a HDMI port making it very easy to use with any modern television set. Its shape resembles one of the USB stick. The android PC comes with a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB RAM. It sells for $199.
- AllWinnder has the same Graphical Processing Unit as Cotton Candy but only comes with 512 MB RAM. It runs Android OS from Google. Connecting it to a HDMI port requires that you also carry with you a cable. Final price: $74 plus taxes and shipping
- Raspberry Pi mini Linux PC
It has the size of a credit card. Raspberry has a 700MHz CPU and only 256 MB RAM. This is more than enough for Linux to run well. Final price: $35