We are often asked by our customers to give a quick run down of which device (both those powered by Android and Windows) is most likely to suit their needs and budget. To speed up the process a little we have written this post as a guide.
Please note this article is an accurate summary of our set top boxes at the time of publication. If you're visiting this post and it is not Summer 2016 any more, please check for more recent posts at https://DroidBOX.co.uk/blog/ or contact us directly.
Mainstream (Android) Devices
Top of the line
DroidBOX® T8-S Plus
Ruling the roost right now, we have this Lollipop based device. It has the AmLogic S812 chipset, with an Octo-core (8x) GPU. It has room for a laptop hard drive inside and has a second Linux-based operating system.
DroidBOX® T8 Mini
For those needing to keep the cost down a little more, this device also features the Lollipop build of Android. Coming with the newer but slightly less powerful AmLogic S905 chipset, it comes with a Penta-core (5x) GPU. No internal hard drive bay, but the T8 Mini does also come with the second operating system based on Linux. You'll also find that if your TV can handle 4K output (assuming you've 4K videos etc) at 60Hz, this model is preferred over the T8-S Plus.
If you need to have a Lollipop based device but budget reigns supreme as your motivator, then this AmLogic S905-based, Penta-core (5x) GPU powered may be your best match. With half the RAM of the devices above, and just 8Gb of storage compated to the Mini's 16Gb or the T8-S Plus' 32Gb you can see where the savings have been made. A quality product aimed at those who need to keep the cost down whilst ensuring they still get the best technology.
DroidBOX® PlayOn (GPD XD)
Able to handle gaming on the go as well as catching up with your favourite TV series or the latest films, if you need your entertainment to be in your hands, this is the model (Android 4.4.4) you need. For those after a quick spec summary, a Rockchip RK3288 powers the device with a Mail-T764 GPU. 2Gb of RAM with 32Gb of storage mean you'll not run out of space anytime soon.
If you've a large white wall or move around a lot, why worry about carrying cables for each TV you encounter? With this projector you can set up and start beaming out your apps onto any flat surface. For those keeping tabs, the reliable Rockchip RK3128 powers the projector with Android 4.4.2 installed in the 16Gb of storage with 1Gb of RAM.
Windows based devices
The mini PC comes with Windows 10 Home and as with the T8-S Plus, features an internal 2.5" drive bay for hard drive installation (on top of the 32Gb of internal storage). Powered by the Intel Atom x5 Z8300 CPU and Intel HD Graphics (Gen7) with 2Gb of RAM.
DroidBOX® W8 Pro
Similar to the T11 above, this mini PC also comes with Windows 10 Home (no 2.5" drive bay though). Again, powered by the Intel Atom x5 Z8300 CPU and Intel HD Graphics (Gen7) with 2Gb of RAM.
Also worth remembering our Bargain Corner section of the main website at https://droidbox.co.uk/bargain-corner.html where you'll find both older devices and reconditioned ones.