China electronics manufacturer Measy has released a number of Android mini PCs in the last few months including the quad-core RK3188 based Measy U4B back in May 2013. Measy is now back with yet another quad-core based Android mini PC, the Measy U4K.
Unlike the Measy U4B, the Measy U4K has an Allwinner A31 quad-core Cortex-A7 1.0 GHz CPU. The Allwinner A31 did not perform as well as the Rockchip RK3188 that powers a big majority of other quad-core Android mini PC and set-top box devices according to some benchmark tests but it excelled in one area – graphics processing. The ARM Cortex-A7 CPU in the A31 is paired with a PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU that has proven to be superior to the slightly jaded Mali-400 GPU found in the RK3188.
The “4K” moniker in the U4K is referring to the support for 4K or 4096 x 2304 resolution. 4K resolution is about 4 times the resolution of 1080p. So, if you are lucky enough to own a 4K TV, the Measy U4K is ready to support it.
The rest of the Measy U4K’s specifications is quite standard with 2 GB 64-bit DDR3 RAM and 8 GB Nand Flash for storage. For wireless connectivity, it supports WiFi 802.11 b/g as well as Bluetooth 4.0. There is a micro-USB port for power, a USB 2.0 host port and a micro-SD slot for additional storage. The OS is Android 4.1.
Check out the AliExpress listing for full specifications and product photo shots.